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Five Easy Tricks To Keep Spring Pests Out Of Your Frisco Home

March 3, 2021

Although pests are a year-round occurrence, here in Frisco, there are certain seasons during which we need to be more vigilant than others. One season, in particular, in which pests become particularly problematic is spring. That’s because many pests become more active as the weather begins to warm up. Unfortunately for homeowners, here in Frisco, many of these pests can be dangerous to humans and can cause costly property damage to our homes. It is important for you to know the preventative measures you can take to keep from attracting pests to your Frisco home and to keep them out.

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Spring Pests That We Face Here In Frisco

There is no shortage of pests that threaten to infest homes on a daily basis here in Frisco. Some pests that become particularly dastardly come springtime include carpenter ants, termites, spiders, house flies, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, and rodents. While you may still encounter these pests in the winter, once spring hits, they become much more active, seeking food, water, and shelter that our homes often provide.

Unfortunately, many of these pests can be destructive to our property and dangerous to our health and safety. For instance, carpenter ants and termites build their nests inside of wood and eat wood, respectively. This means they can damage and destroy the structural wood found in our homes should they find their way inside of it. 

Fleas and ticks, on the other hand, are parasites that feed on the blood of various animals and humans. In doing so, they can spread many harmful bloodborne illnesses such as Lyme disease, typhoid fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Rodents and cockroaches are dirty pests that can contaminate surfaces in our homes as they move about it. They have been known to carry or transmit salmonellosis, leptospirosis, cholera, dysentery, rat-bite fever, and plague. 

How To Eliminate Factors That Attract Pests Inside?

There are several factors that might attract pests into a home, the primary being excess moisture, food, and water. Therefore, remedying moisture issues and removing food and water sources can really help to keep pests out of your home. To achieve this, you need to:

  1. Install dehumidifiers throughout your home.

  2. Store food in airtight containers or the fridge.

  3. Take out the trash regularly.

  4. Store trash in containers with tight-fitting lids.

  5. Keep home tidy, picking up any clutter from storage areas and crawlspaces.

How To Identify & Seal Up Pest Entry Points?

In addition to removing factors that attract pests inside, it is also important to seal off any potential entry points through which pests might gain access to your home. In order to achieve this, you should:

  1. Install screens in windows and exterior doors.

  2. Install weatherstripping around windows and exterior doors.

  3. Install door sweeps under exterior doors.

  4. Seal any cracks in your home’s foundation.

  5. Cover any holes or crevices around utility lines, pipes, or vents around your home’s exterior. 

The Best Method For Pest Protection For Your Home

Springtime is coming which means there are more pests you need to worry about invading your Frisco home. That’s why we here at Adams Exterminating Company offer ongoing pest control support that you can count on. That way, you never need to wonder which pests come with which season as you will be protected from pests all year long. 

Pests are year-round threats, and Adams Exterminating Company offers year-round solutions for your home. So, don’t wait until it’s too late. Get proactive about pest control for your Frisco property and give us a call today.

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