Prevent Pest Infestations Now!

Spring is almost here, which means many homeowners will indulge in spring cleaning in the next few weeks. During this time, we encourage homeowners to consider pest-proofing in and around the home.

Spring is the time, no matter how good or bad the winter, when people begin to notice an increase in pest infestations like ants, termites, flies and wasps or mosquitoes. The simplest way to minimize the possibility relevant to an infestation is prevention. Adding just a few quick and simple tasks along with the spring cleaning to-do list can work very well in keeping pests away from the home.

We recommend the next steps to prevent an infestation this spring:

  •     Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water at your house, including birdbaths also in clogged gutters.
  •     Seal cracks and holes along the foundation of the house including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  •     Screen windows and doors.
  •     Keep tree branches and other plants from touching the house .
  •     Store firewood at least 20 feet off of the home on a raised structure with concrete blocks.
  •     Inspect the skin of a home for nests built by stinging insects, which can be found in the eaves under roofs or under the vinyl lip.
  •     Keep kitchens clean by wiping down counters and also other food surfaces after meal prep.
  •     Take out the trash frequently and store it in a sealed container outdoors.
  •     Avoid leaving pets’ food dishes out for long periods of time.


If you suspect you have an infestation, contact us at  731.422.2643 so we can help you determine the best course of action by determining the species of the insects and recommend a program of treatment.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Declare Your Independence From Pests

 

Homestead Pest Management Offers Homeowners Tips to Protect Their Families and Homes

 

There are very few things that can have a truly significant impact on the way we live and the quality of life we all enjoy, and pests are at the top of that list.  Termites cause almost $5 billion in damage to homes annually; mosquitoes drive people indoors, unable to enjoy their outdoor living space; and roaches, ants, mosquitoes and rodents all have the ability to contaminate food and spread diseases.  The summer months represent peak pest season and the perfect time to take a stand against these disgusting and destructive invaders. 

 

There are many simple steps that homeowners can take inside and outside their homes to greatly reduce their risk of pest infestations. Homestead Pest Management has put together the following tips to help homeowners declare their independence from pests.

 

Exterior

 

  • Seal any gaps around exterior doors, windows and entry points for utility wiring and pipes.
  • Make sure window screens are free of holes or tears and are secured properly.
  • Thoroughly check items that provide common transportation for pests including plants and firewood before bringing inside.
  • Remove all sources of standing water around your home.
  • Store outdoor trash receptacles away from the home and make sure lids fit securely.

 

 

 

Interior

 

  • Keep sink areas clean and dry.
  • Wipe down counter-tops after use and clean up spills immediately.
  • Store all food in sealed, air-tight containers.
  • Rinse food containers before discarding.
  • Make sure your inside trash can is clean with a secure cover and place all garbage in plastic bags.
  • Repair dripping faucets, clogged drains and plumbing leaks as soon as possible.
  • Remove all trash and recycling at least once a week.

If you would like a thorough inspection of your home please don't hesitate to contact us at

731.422.2643