There are many pests that get into our Thompson's Station homes. For some, they take the term "get into" quite literally. Subterranean termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-damaging pests get inside the wood of our homes. But you can reduce the risk of these and other pests by taking some spring cleaning advice from the experts here at All-American Pest Control. Let's take a look at 3 ways spring cleaning can help you protect your home and your family from Thompson's Station pests.
Rake up leaves and sticks
When you're not able to take care of all those frustrating leaves and sticks in your yard, pests take advantage of them. Leaves, sticks and other organic materials give pests the three things they need most: moisture, a safe place to hide, and bugs to eat. It is a bug-eat-bug world. But you can reduce those bugs by raking organic material away from your home.
Clean out your gutter
Gutters are very important to the health of your home. They channel rainwater down and away from the wood of your house. They also play an important role in pest prevention. It's true. When your gutters are clear and working properly, they make your foundation perimeter less inviting to termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-destroying pests. They also work to prevent stagnant water that can be used by mosquitoes for breeding. Make sure your gutters are not damaged and that everything is working properly.
Get rid of the clutter
Along with standard pest control maintenance, like spring cleaning, it is important to invest in a year-round residential pest control service for your home. With All-American's Perimeter PLUS Pest Control, you'll be ready for all the pests that like to invade your home this spring and summer. Have a plan for ants, spider and mosquito season and every other pest season "before" those pests become a problem. Reach out to our Thompson's Station pest control professionals today to learn more.