If you want to prevent pest issues in the future, especially in the spring time, you may consider upkeep during the winter. Because warmer months bring more pests, winter is a great time to prepare for the next season. Before you call an Atlanta pest control service, consider the following tips to prevent bugs from infesting your home.
Close Food in Containers
Putting all food items in hard plastic containers will keep overwintering pests from become active. Hard plastic containers should be sealed tight to prevent infestation of food supply.
During the winter time, bugs hunt and eat less food, conserving energy. However, if they do find some, it is more advantageous for them to survive.
Homeowners need to put all food in closed containers, and avoid leaving food out anywhere in the house that easily accessible by bugs. They’ll find a way to get to it, and they may bring their friends and family to join the feast!
Don’t Leave Trash Uncovered
Your trash is the perfect home for bugs. It is ideal place for them to harvest on old, half-eaten food and to multiply.
Be sure that the trash is fully enclosed to prevent pests from coming in. If you want to take the extra step, don’t purchase a trash can with a sliding top. Sliding top trash cans are constantly exposing potential meals for bugs since they’re not tightly sealed. This gives pests an entrance into the piles of food and other trash.
Keep Things Clean
Cleanliness is the most important factor when it comes to pest control. The best place for pests to live, breed, and multiply is a dirty surface. Frequent washing, sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming can be the easiest form of prevention.
Crumbs on the floor will create a feast for ants and stink bugs. Dirty sheets invite bed bugs and other tiny pests to live in your bedroom. Dusty corners and ceiling fans are excellent places for spiders to make their home. Each of these areas need a little TLC to avoid a later infestation.
For your countertops and tables, wipe them down with antibacterial sprays or wipes. Spills and sticky areas with residue will cause bugs hiding in the basement or attic to come to those areas of the house.
Choose STINGER Pest Solutions
At STINGER Pest Solutions, we understand what makes a great pest control company. That’s how we’ve earned our numerous accolades, including the Quality Pro mark of distinction from the Foundation for Professional Pest Management. Give us the chance to show you pest control done right with the customer in mind. Contact STINGER Pest Solutions or call today at 770-645-7595 for more information on all of our pest control solutions for your home or business.