Almost everyone enjoys when the weather takes a turn for the warmer. That’s because warmer weather makes outings, barbecues, and afternoons on the porch more pleasant. Warmer weather also means that summer vacation is on the horizon. Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy warmer weather though. Pests enjoy the nicer temperatures too. When the weather improves, you may start to see pests proliferate. You’ve got to prepare for these pests and the threat that they can pose to your home. Here are some things to consider as the weather continues to get nicer.
Nicer Weather Means Ideal Temperatures for Bugs and Active Mammals
When you think of an “ideal temperature,” you’re probably picturing the temperature at which you’d like to do all of your favorite activities. For you, that might be going to the lake, or having a drink on a patio. Pests have ideal temperatures too. However, pests’ favorite activities are metabolizing food and repopulating. The nicer weather can actually prompt an increase in metabolism and a faster population growth for insect populations. That means greater numbers of pests in the area that could potentially get into your home. It also means that pests can create an infestation quickly once they get inside.
Inspect Your Own Home to Determine Any Entry Points for Pests
One of the best things you can do as a preventive pest control step is to inspect the exterior of your home every so often. Pests don’t spontaneously appear inside your home. Pests find their way in through openings in your home’s exterior. It can be damage to shingles, an unsealed chimney, or a crack in your door frame. Any opening that is large enough for a pest can become a potential entrypoint. Visually inspecting your home allows you to spot damage before it worsens, or before pests have a chance to act on the opening.
Taking Pest Control Measures Now Can Save You Problems Later
Making your own home inspection is one positive step you can take, but you may also want to consider other pest control measures, especially if your home is in an area that pests often populate. Spraying the exterior of your home with a chemical barrier can keep pests out. Repairing damage to your home’s exterior and trimming back branches can also reduce the likelihood that you experience pest problems. Working with a pest control expert is the best way to determine your risk factors and pest proof your home heading into summer.
Carmel Valley Pest Control Offers Preventive Treatment
Preventive care for your home is always the way to go. Stopping a termite invasion or ant infestation ahead of time will save you so many headaches in the future. Learn more about Carmel Valley Pest Control’s pest control and construction services by contacting the office in Carmel Valley, CA today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.