Baseballs are not the only thing flying around your backyard this April. Pest pressures are on the rise as spring swings into full bloom and the busy summer pest season looms just over the horizon.
This is why the Clark Man and his pest management peers across the country are observing National Pest Management Month in April and furthering their commitment to protect the public from harmful pests that threaten your food, home and family.
National Pest Management Month is officially recognized by the keeper of such things, Chase’s Calendar of Events, and isn’t just an occasion for pest professionals to pat themselves on the back and say, “Good job.”
It is a time for the Clark Man and his fellow pest experts at Clark Pest Control to show their stuff and share their extensive knowledge with homeowners can protect their homes and family from unwanted and unhealthy pests.
With the busiest portion of the pest season right around the corner and in celebration of National Pest Management Month, the Clark Man wants to share some valuable tips with on how to protect their living spaces from an array of spring and summer pests including ants, flies, stinging insects, fleas, termites, rodents and mosquitoes.
The Clark Man’s Homeowner Top 10 Pest Prevention List
- Seal cracks and openings on the outside of the home with a silicone-based caulk, including entry points for utilities and pipes.
- Repair torn screens in windows and vents where flying insects can gain access.
- Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.
- Keep tree branches and landscape plants well-trimmed and away from the house.
- Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles.
- Don’t overdo it on the mulch; maintain a 15 inch barrier from the foundation.
- Eliminate sources of standing water in your yard, including birdbaths, and clogged drains and gutters, to keep mosquitoes away. Check irrigation systems and exterior faucets for leaking parts.
- Keep attics, crawl spaces, sheds, and other storage areas well ventilated and dry; remove clutter that attracts pests.
- Do a good spring cleaning and maintain good sanitation practices; store garbage and recycled materials in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly. Wash out the recycling bin occasionally to get rid of excess sugars and oils that attract pests.
10. Do not leaving pet food dishes out when they are not in use, pests, especially mice, love pet food.
Remember, if you have question on how to make your indoor and outdoor living space unattractive to pests, call 800/WE-NEED-YOU or drop me an e-mail at email@example.com
Until next time, I’m the Clark Man and thanks for helping me keep unwanted pests out of your home.