Over the past few days, Maryland has had some spikes of warm weather–and that means spring is just around the corner. Already! Though it may seem miles down the road, spring is coming up fast. It’s important to pest-proof your home before the season arrives, because you never know when the weather will start to get warmer. Now is the perfect time to start preparing for spring in terms of pest protection. Here are a few ways you can keep your home free of critters when the snow melts away.
Screen Your Doors and Windows
A lot of older homes, especially those in Kingsville, lack screens on their doors and windows. Of course, you’re going to want to open the windows when the weather is nice, and this can provide easy access for any pest looking to invade your home. A screen is quite the simple fix. It has the added bonus of protecting your home from insects, as well!
Check Your Crawlspace and Attic
These areas are notorious for housing pests, because they provide the perfect, undisturbed environment for animals to raise their young. And, during the spring, this is particularly an issue. Take some time to scour your crawlspace and attic for any kind of openings or holes through which animals could scurry. Protecting your home starts with finding these entrances!
Clean Your Yard
When we have another nice day, consider going outside to clear up a bit of your yard, especially the parts that directly surround your home. Piles of sticks and leaves, overhanging branches, and thick brush are all perfect hiding places for any kind of pest. Not only does it attract many a creature, it also makes it difficult for you to catch them.
Shumaker’s can help keep your home safe from pests this spring!
Shumaker’s Animal Control has over 25 years of experience in the animal and pest control field. Whatever your problem, we can help remedy the situation and restore your home (or yard) back to normal. Give us a call at (443) 854-8072 or contact us online today to see how we can help you! For more information on household and neighborhood pests and how to protect your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.