As the weather warms up, so do our homes. Unfortunately, this means that pests are also looking for warmer climates to inhabit. It’s important to protect your home and family from unwanted pests this spring by being proactive and taking preventative measures. Let’s explore some of the ways you can safeguard your home this season.

Keep Outdoor Spaces Clear of Debris 

One of the most common ways pests enter a home is through outdoor debris such as wood piles or other clutter. Make sure that all outdoor areas, such as the yard, garage, and patio, are free of debris and clutter that could provide an entry point for pests. Additionally, all trash should be promptly removed to avoid attracting rodents or insects into your home.

Seal Any Cracks or Openings Around Doors & Windows 

Inspect all windows and doors around your home for any cracks or openings that would allow pest access indoors. If you find any small holes or cracks in walls, use a silicone caulk to seal them shut; this will help keep out not only bugs but also rodents and other animals seeking shelter inside your home during the cooler months.  Additionally, inspect window screens for any tears or holes that need patching up before opening them during warmer days. 

Keep Up With Regular Cleaning & Maintenance 

Finally, regularly cleaning and maintaining your home can help keep insects away by removing potential food sources such as crumbs on kitchen counters or pet food bowls left outside overnight. Vacuum carpets weekly (or more often if needed) to remove dust mites and other allergens that can attract pests such as cockroaches into your living space; regular dusting is also important in keeping surfaces clean and pest-free.   Additionally, make sure to clean up after meals quickly; leaving dirty dishes out overnight can attract ants or other bugs into the kitchen area of your house.

Taking these preventative measures now can help save you time and money later when dealing with unwelcome critters in your home this spring season! By being proactive about protecting your property from unwanted guests, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you’ve done everything possible to prevent pest infestations in your home environment this springtime!

Looking to keep your home pest free this spring? Learn more about the 
potential pests that might try to break into your home at CAPE Pest Control!

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