Does it feel like you have bugs practically coming out of your ears? Every time you turn around, do you see more ants, spiders, or other pests just scurrying out of sight? The arrival of spring means that it's time for the insects to come out again in full force. No matter how clean you keep your home, the invaders are going to continue to enter your home in search of food, shelter, and others of their species. If you don't want your home to become an insect breeding ground, here are some steps that you should take immediately.
Call a professional
Although there are various DIY guides out there that promise to help you remove your pest problem on your own, the reality is that these are unlikely to be as helpful as you might hope. For instance, some guides say that spiders can't stand the smell of peppermint so you should leave peppermint candy or cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil around. Some spiders may not approve of these things but they'll just go around the peppermint objects and do their thing anyway. Professional pest control services can get your issue under control quickly and efficiently so that you're not wasting your time on useless things.
Do a spring cleaning
It may be true that a clean home and a dirty home are just as likely to attract certain types of pests but a home that has excess crumbs behind the fridge or a lawn that hasn't been cared for is going to be more likely to keep those pests around. Ask your pest control services professional what the habits and lifecycle are of the pest in question and do your best to make your home as uninviting and as uninhabitable for that pest as possible. This might mean cleaning up old mulch, fixing leaky faucets, cleaning behind furniture, and more.
A lot of food does not come in pest-proof containers, especially once you open the package to consume the food within. One big offender is cereal. Ants can and will chew through the plastic cereal bag in search of food. Once inside, they'll be all too happy to dine on the sugary breakfast food within. If you can't repackage your cereal, flour, sugar, etc. then it might be a good idea to at least put them in the fridge until your pest control services professional has the population under control.
For more information, contact a pest control service today.