Protect Your Home from Pests this Spring

cleaning backyard in springAfter a beautiful spring weekend here in Western New York, unwanted pests like ants, spiders and silverfish are sure to have begun foraging around your yard, searching for ways into your home. And unless you want bugs raiding the snack drawer in your kitchen, it’s time to employ some preventative measures to ensure an insect-free season.

Clear Your Perimeter

The first and easiest step you can take to prevent insects from getting into your home is clear the area around the perimeter of your home. Shade, moisture and plant growth will all attract insects, making your home a target for these unwanted visitors.

We recommend starting your spring cleaning by clearing away any weeds, sticks and debris that have gathered against your foundation during the cold winter months, preventing ants from establishing their colonies near to your house.

Once insects are centrally located near your home, it is only a matter of time until they find a hole they can enter through, ensuring trouble for your family and woodwork.

Seal Up Entrances

As you are cleaning up around your home’s exterior this spring, pay close attention to the areas around your windows and doors, looking for cracks in their seals as well as holes in screens. Sealing up cracks and replacing screens will help to keep bugs at bay, warding off insects from the interior of your home.

Use a Dehumidifier

The summer heat causes many basements to get damp, creating the perfect breeding ground for insects like silverfish. Remove excess moisture and prevent these creepy crawlers from enjoying your space with a dehumidifier. Also take some time to clean up boxes around the basement to eliminate dark hiding spots critters would like to hide in.

Call An Exterminator

For an extra layer of protection from insect pests, Comfort Pest Control offers exterior barrier applications as needed. Available in the spring, summer and fall months, give us a call at 716-366-2120 to let us know what type of protection you need and we will provide it!