Preventative Spring Time Pest Control
Springtime is just around the corner and this time of year brings warmer weather and blooming flowers. It also marks the return of our most common pests in Texas. Pests such as ants, termites, and wasps. These pests have been waiting out the winter in their homes and will be emerging now to invade yours. Beeline Pest Control is here to give you the best tips and service for preventing unwanted pests in your home.
Ants in Texas begin to be more active when the weather is warming up. They are on the hunt for anything that they can eat and new areas to inhabit. Coincidentally your home may be the perfect area that they are looking to take over. Without taking preventative measures you may be advertising your home to these unwanted pests. In order to keep these ants out of your home here are some steps from Beeline that you can take. Sealing doors, windows, and cracks will help prevent ants from getting inside your home in the first place. Another way to prevent ants from entering your home is to store all food items in sealed containers. Leaving food out or not properly cleaning up after meals may be what could attract ants and other pests into your home.
Termites in Texas can spell disaster for any homeowner with their expensive and damaging habits. Things to be on the lookout for are small holes in the wood of your home, crumbling drywall, drooping doors or floors, insect wings and small shelter tubes are some of the more obvious signs of a termite infestation. It’s important to keep in mind that termites can be attracted to moisture and wood that may be commonly kept outside. Effective tactics to keep termites away from your property are to take care of any standing water or excessive moisture around the exterior of your home. Also by cleaning up trash and loose piles of wood around your home and yard will help to not attract termites. Be sure to seal all cracks and holes in your home’s foundation, which may provide a convenient entry point for termites. The key aspect of discouraging these pests from making your home their home is to not give them a way to get into your home in the first place. Pests are constantly searching for the resources that they need to live, don’t let your food and shelter become theirs as well!
As the warmer weather rolls around it awakens the hibernating queen wasps and alerts them to begin looking for suitable places to build a new nest. When the weather cooled last fall it triggered her instinct to hibernate and wait for the next warmth. If you don’t have year round coverage from Beeline Pest Control, here are a few things you can do to protect yourself from getting a nest under your eaves, porch, deck, outbuildings, or inside your walls and attic spaces.
- Inspect your property in early spring and consider the places that a wasp queen would find inviting.
- Use a caulking gun to fill in cracks and openings in your garage, shed, and exterior house walls, to prevent these queens from finding an entry point.
- If you have any rodent burrows on your property, fill them with soil. Queens will not dig to get in there.
- Check all the screens on your house and make sure there are no holes.
- Applying wire screen to seal off access to the under part of your porch or deck is a great idea for more than just preventing wasps.
- If you find a queen in the earlier stage of beginning her nest, swat her with a fly swatter, and that is the end of her colony.
The best way to protect your home and family from wasps and a host of other harmful pests is to have a pest management company do scheduled visits and guide you in making your yard uninviting to pests. Stop those wasp queens before they build, and your summer can be about having cookouts and lounging in the yard, instead of treating wasp stings. It is worth every penny. For more information about spring pest control you can read this article.
Since every home is somewhat unique, it pays to have a Beeline Pest Control expert pay a visit and evaluate your home’s needs. We’ll inspect your home for any pest damage and discuss the options available to eliminate the pests quickly and efficiently.