Spring is in the air, with blossoms all around the Sacramento region, as well as warmer days and hay fever. Unfortunately, spring also tends to bring about the arrival of pests – especially of the insect and bug variety – following a dormancy in the winter.
We at Specialized Pest Patrol are celebrating National Pest Management Month this April by bringing you a few handy tips for keeping unwelcome guests away from you, your family, and your home and business.
- Keep mosquitoes at bay by ensuring your gutters are free of debris and leaves. Cluttered gutters are a perfect breeding ground due to the inability for all water to drain away.
- Make sure your garbage bins are sealed, both indoors and out. While fruit flies and other bugs are more than happy to breed in trash both indoors and out, unsealed garbage bins outside are a happy treat for raccoons.
- Do an inspection of your home for point of easy access for rats and mice. Utility pipes going into your building, as well as small cracks around the foundation, are common areas of concern.
- Keep fleas and spiders at bay by keeping shrubbery, tree branches, and grass trimmed away and short.