Why Seasonal Pest Control Is The Key
Isolating Your Home From Pests Year Round
Landlock Pest Control's Guide To Seasonal Pest Control
Landlock Pest Control would love to boast that we could come out to your home one time and eliminate all your pest issues for the year but that simply isn’t the case with any pest control service or product. To maintain a pest free environment year round we always recommend our quarterly pest control service to keep you covered every season for all the bugs and pests that come out at different times during the year.
The fact is and always will be, that different bugs and rodents come out during different seasons. You might need professional pest management to maintain a pest free environment during the warm months and even in the cold.
Seasonal pests are predictable and that’s such a positive thing for both pest control companies and homeowners. Just like those seasonal pests, Landlock Pest Control has seasonal treatments to help combat them all!
Spring brings on warmer weather and beautiful blooming flowers which also means, BUGS, BUGS, and more BUGS. Bugs have spent the winter waiting out the cold either by diving into your home, crawl space, under rotting leaves, or hibernation but now it’s time to flourishly feed, breed, and repopulate our yards and homes.
Bees and Wasps. With no flowers and vegetable gardens to pollinate bees and wasps spend their winters dormant but springtime means it’s time to get busy feeding and building new nests usually in your eaves and window sills.
Termites. March is termite awareness month for a reason! Termite swarmers leave their colonies to find a mate and start colonies of their own, which may just be your home! Termites love moist environments, help keep them from colonizing your home by repairing any leaks that may have sprung up over winter.
Ants. By the time spring comes ants have depleted their food stores over the winter and it’s now time to start replenishing their pantry, conveniently for them your fully stocked dry pantry is the one stop shop. Help keep them out by vacuuming often and storing your food in airtight containers.
Mosquitoes. Spring showers bring on ideal conditions for mosquito breeding grounds. Maintaining proper drainage around your home is the best way to help keep away. Standing water, old flower pots, and even clogged rain gutters make perfect beds for female mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
Who doesn’t love summer!? Family barbecues. Beach trips. Pool parties. You name it, the activities are endless! Unfortunately bugs feel the same way! Our hot and humid summers are ideal opportunities for so many insects to feed and breed.
Mosquitoes. As mentioned before, mosquitoes just love the hot, humid summer months and you look like the perfect meal. Standing and stagnant water is a definite attraction for breeding.
Bed Bugs. If you have ever had to deal with bed bugs then you know what a nightmare it can be. The increased heat and summer travels make bed bug infestations a real problem come summer time. Bed bugs are opportunistic pests and will hitch a ride on your clothing, shoe laces, and luggage any chance they get. To help prevent bed bugs in your home, always inspect the mattress and room anytime you travel or after you have house guests.
Flies. Yet another opportunistic pest and summer is the time to par-tay. Flies just love our delicious smelling bbq plates, steaming piles of garbage, and even yard waste left by our furry family members. To help limit the numbers around your home, properly seal your garbage cans securely and clean up pet waste as often as possible.
Termites. By the time summer hits, those newly established colonies have been hard at work expanding their little family into the thousands and that’s a lot of mouths to feed. Help protect your home with a termite prevention treatment and keep moisture levels low around any wood sources around or under your home.
Such a beautiful time of year. Hopefully by now the humidity is more tolerable and leaves are starting to change making outdoor hikes and sightseeing that much more enjoyable for us humans. Unfortunately for us, fall for bugs means it’s time to start preparing for winter and your home looks ‘oh so inviting’.
Rodents. Mice, rats, and even squirrels have spent the summer running a muck outside but now food sources are starting to get scarce and with the slight chill in the air they know it’s time to head indoors. Unfortunately for us, our homes are just perfect and stocked with easily accessible food. To help prevent rodents from invading your home, seal up any possible entry points and store food in airtight containers.
Cockroaches. Roaches of any species are susceptible to frost and your home looks like the perfect place to bunker down. Water bugs and wood roaches don’t really care how clean or dirty your home is, if it’s warm and there’s food, they are moving in. Storing your food in airtight containers, vacuuming, and decluttering can definitely make your home a little less inviting.
Beetles. With the chill in the air, it’s time for overwintering bugs like boxelders, stink bugs, and lady bugs to start preparing for hibernation. These types of bugs are often resistant to traditional pest control methods and it’s important to have an action plan in place. Sealing cracks around windows, doors, and in your crawl space will help keep them out of your home.
Just because the freezing cold weather is upon us, it doesn't mean that all those bothersome pests are going to freeze and die in the winter. Most insects are dormant in the winter or hunkered down in their colonies with their stockpiles of food but not all.
Rodents. With freezing cold temperatures and exterior food sources depleted, your warm, fully stocked home is an extremely inviting place for mice, rats, and even squirrels to huddle up. To help keep rodents out, store food in airtight containers, empty trash frequently, and seal up any cracks and crevices that they might try to slip through.
Cockroaches. Roaches can live in almost any environment and feed on just about anything including glue in cardboard boxes. Your home provides everything they need to not only survive but to thrive during the winter months. During the winter be sure to open cardboard boxes outside of your home, keep your home clean and clutter free.
To stay on top of these bothersome pests year round, Landlock Pest Control recommends quarterly pest control treatments and properly maintaining your home. But you don’t have to be stuck doing all the hard work yourself. Give us a call today to go over a treatment plan with one of our pest control professionals in Virginia and North Carolina to help keep your home pest free year round.