The weather is warming up and that means pests are starting to emerge. Some are repopulating, while others are hatching as larvae in or around your home. No matter the pest issue, Wagner Pest Solutions can help! If you want to protect your home from these critters, follow these pest prevention tips!
As the weather gets warmer, birds begin to look for places to build their nests. Unfortunately, these places often include the eaves of a house or in a chimney. While it is important to respect the needs of these animals, there are ways to prevent them from nesting in your home. One option is to install nets or cover over areas where they might build their nests. Another option is to place plastic owls or other scarecrows near potential nesting sites. Finally, remember to keep an eye out for early signs of nesting activity, such as piles of twigs and feathers, so that you can take swift action.
Mice and Rats
Spring is the time of year when mice and rats begin to look for new homes. So, before they set their sights on your home, take action now. Start by sealing up any openings around your home, such as cracks in the foundation or gaps around doors and windows. Mice and rats can squeeze through very small spaces, so it’s important to make sure there are no potential entry points. You should also remove any food sources that might attract them, such as spilled bird seed or pet food left outside. Finally, keep your yard clean and clutter-free, as piles of leaves and wood can provide perfect nesting material for mice and rats.
Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance-they can also transmit diseases like malaria, dengue fever, and Zika virus. So, to protect your home this spring, start by ensuring that all door and window screens are in good repair. Then, empty any standing water around your property, including gutters, birdbaths, and flowerpots. You may also want to consider using mosquito traps, which contain a bacterium that is harmful to mosquito larvae but safe for humans and other animals.
Call Wagner Pest for Better Solutions
If you employ these pest prevention techniques and still have a problem, then it’s time to call Wagner Pest Solutions! Our bird, mosquito, ant, and rodent solutions help keep your home pest-free, all year long. We proudly serve residents throughout Phoenix and Glendale, AZ. So, contact us today at (623) 466-6752.