Pest-Proof During National Pest Management Month
It’s National Pest Management Month! As a part of the NPMA and as a local provider for pest control services we’re excited to celebrate this month of commitment in protect homeowners and the general public from household, health, and pest problems.
This April, the National Pest Management Association encourages homeowners to take precautions against common pests.
“Whether it’s rodents, ants, termites, bed bugs or cockroaches, pest professionals play an important role in preserving our quality of life,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. “We’d like to recognize these men and women for all they do to keep our families and homes safe from unwanted pests not just during National Pest Management Month, but year-round.”
Pest Season is right around the corner and April is the time to begin preparing. We all know that the warmer weather will bring unwanted pests along with it and there are a couple things you, as a homeowner, can do to proof your home this year.
Some recommended tips include:
-Store all garbage in containers that are sealed and make sure to dispose frequently
-Give your lawn shrubbery and trees a trim and keep them away from the side of your house
-Take the time to repair any roof shingles that may be rotted
-Inspect your home for any cracks or holes that could be an entry point for pests
-Campfires are great, but make sure to keep your firewood at least 20feet away from the house and five inches off the ground
-Keep an eye out for standing water around the house that will attract insect activity
-Try not to leave your pet’s food dishes out for prolonged periods of time
-Try to keep any crawlspaces, basements, and attics dry and ventilated
-Always keep food in sealed containers and off your kitchen counters
“As the weather continues to get warmer, pests will begin to emerge from their overwintering sites and look for food indoors. National Pest Management Month comes at the perfect time to make pest-proofing a priority to prevent an infestation during the spring and summer seasons,” added Henriksen.
Thanks to all our technicians for keeping our homes and workplaces safe!