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Fort Worth's Spring Time Pest Prevention Guide

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Dealing with pests in Fort Worth, Texas is a year-round process. Since we have such mild winters, there’s never much of a reprieve from pest concerns, and some pests are more of a problem when temperatures are a little cooler. However, springtime is still when many pests become more active, and you’re likely to notice more of them around your property in the upcoming months.

While some pests are mostly just a nuisance, other common springtime pests can pose major problems. Spring is when new ant and termite queens are born, and you’ll soon start seeing more flying insects including wasps. Also, because Fort Worth doesn’t have a true winter, rodents are another common problem throughout the year and especially during spring.

These pests can cause health risks and property damage. Pests like ants, wasps, and rodents can cause health concerns by biting or spreading disease and contamination while pests such as rodents and termites can destroy property and cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars in repairs.

In order to protect your home or business, we’ve put together a handy, simple guide to controlling spring pests.

Seven Spring Time Pest Prevention Tips

In order to protect your home or business from pest problems as the weather warms up, you should focus now on taking preventive measures. By following some general pest prevention steps, you can reduce the risk of infestations.

  • Start by cleaning under forgotten places such as the backs of closets, in attics, under heavy appliances, and in cupboards.
  • Keep all garbage cans covered with lids and take out the trash often.
  • Store all food, including pet food, that you can in sealed containers.
  • Regularly clean kitchen areas by sweeping and mopping and cleaning up any food and drink spills.
  • Eliminate debris from around your yard including dead leaves and wood.
  • Focus on removing excess materials, including firewood, away from the exterior of outbuildings. Make sure that firewood is stacked neatly in a dry area that’s at least 30 feet away from the exterior.
  • Trim shrubs, bushes, and trees away from exterior walls.

A Few More Simple Prevention Steps

After you've done what you can to make your property less appealing to pests, you can further reduce the chances of a pest infestation by sealing up access points around the property. Start by fixing or replacing broken screens, and then install weather stripping and door sweeps. Lastly, look around the walls and foundation of the building and fill up any cracks or holes with caulk and foam.

Another great way to keep pests out is to address moisture problems. Many pests prefer a damp, dark environment, so you should fix leaky plumbing and use dehumidifiers in particularly moisture-filled rooms. Also, make sure that your home or business has good ventilation with a focus on attics, basements, and crawl spaces.

Get The Best In Springtime Pest Protection

The overall best way to protect your property from springtime pests is to get ongoing assistance from the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our trained technicians will work with you to address potential pest problems and address them before infestations begin. We can also remove any pest infestations you're currently dealing with.

With over 30 years of experience, we provide residential and commercial pest control you can rely on, and with our flexible plans, you won’t have to worry about pest problems no matter what time of year it is.

Contact us today to request your free estimate.

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