Spring Cleaning Prevents Pests

Spring is just around the corner! That means the pests will soon be knocking at your door. To prevent pest infestations in and around your home throughout the year, start preparations now in early spring. Taking small steps in the spring will help you avoid infestations well into the summer. Once a full-blown infestation is on your hands, you will have to work twice as hard to get them out.

Spring Into Action with Home Prevention

Now is the perfect time to provide a ring of protection around your property. Removing inviting environments, patching holes and eliminating extra moisture will make your home an inhospitable place for pests. Pests thrive in secluded areas such as dark corners of garages, cellars, crawl spaces, sheds, outbuildings and other undisturbed areas. Also be aware of wood piles, overgrown fence lines and protected enclosures, like an electrical box or unused planters. These types of places give pests a chance to establish themselves and reproduce.

Next time there is good weather, take a stroll around your house and property and do the following prevention techniques: 

  • Check the foundation for moisture accumulation.
  • Clean gutters to ensure properly flowing downspouts and splash blocks.
  • Replace old boards, decaying wood and any problematic foundation issues.
  • Keep vents clear from overgrowing vegetation, shrubs and tree roots.
  • Remove tree stumps.
  • Provide proper ventilation and reduce humidity in crawl spaces.
  • Don’t allow wood to remain in direct contact with the soil.

In pest control, prevention pays off. Take a defensive approach to protect your property. From there, count on Patton Termite and Pest Control to add extra layers of security around your home or business. 

NEW! Quarterly Plus Program Protection

Make the commitment to have a pest-free home with the help of Patton Termite & Pest Control. As part of our new Quarterly Plus residential program, we tackle pests throughout every season, not just spring. With this program, our highly certified technicians treat your home inside and out four times a year. Clients also receive a warranty between each service. The Quarterly Plus program is only $43 a month, after an initial $129 fee. We also include a commercial grade exterior rodent station at no extra charge. 

Our trained professionals know where to look and what signs to look for. We eliminate pests with the safety of your family and pets in mind. Patton Termite & Pest Control takes care of pests to make your life a little easier. Contact us to schedule your first free consultation and for more information. 

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