Spring is almost here and if you live in Portland, Vancouver or the Pacific Northwest, you already know that things are blooming already. At Summit Pest Management, we are already gearing up for a busy season. Wet winters always deliver a surge in Spring pest problems. This includes ants, stink bugs, boxelder bugs, bed bugs and more. Yellowjackets, wasps and stinging insects will start searching for a safe place for their queens. Rats and rodents (already a year-round problem in the Pacific Northwest) will seek out nesting areas for reproduction. As all this happens, it’s time to prepare your homes and properties for the coming season. Here are some Spring pest prevention tips from the Summit Pest Management team.
- Check window screens for holes. Even the smallest hole is a welcome sign for bugs and crawlers of all kinds.
- Look for holes, gaps and cracks in your foundation, around window frames, exhaust vents and your roof.
- Check downspouts to ensure there is no standing water around your structure.
- Check vapor barriers, attics and under-crawl spaces to make sure there is no excessive humidity.
Remember that even our best practices will not always keep pests out, especially in the Spring when they are most active and persistent. If you detect a problem, don’t hesitate to call a pest control professional. Eliminating a problem early on will save you a lot of aggravation and potential costs down the road.
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