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Keeping Your Home Safe and Clean

Spring is the time of the year when we see nature coming back to life after a long winter. However, this season also brings pests to your home, which can be a major issue if not addressed properly. In Washington state, the most common pests that homeowners encounter in spring are ants, termites, rodents, and stinging insects. In this article, we will discuss effective pest control measures that you can take to keep your home safe and clean.

1. Understanding the Pests in Your Area

Before you start your pest control activities, it is essential to know what pests you are dealing with. This knowledge will help you to choose the right pest control products and techniques. In Washington state, the most common pests in spring are:

– Ants

Ants are one of the most common pests in Washington state. They can enter your home through the tiniest cracks and crevices and can cause significant damage to your property. In spring, you may encounter carpenter ants, pavement ants, and odorous house ants.

– Termites

Termites are another common pest in Washington state, and they can cause significant damage to your property if left untreated. Spring is the time when termites swarm and look for new places to establish their colonies.

– Rodents

Rodents such as mice and rats can cause significant damage to your property and can also spread diseases. They can enter your home through small openings and can breed quickly if left unchecked.

– Stinging Insects

Stinging insects such as wasps and bees can be a nuisance in spring. They can build their nests in and around your home and can pose a threat to your family members and pets.

2. Preventing Pest Infestations

The best way to deal with pests is to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. Here are some preventive measures that you can take:

– Seal All Entry Points

Inspect your home for any cracks, crevices, or gaps and seal them with caulk or weather stripping. Pay special attention to areas around windows and doors, pipes, and vents.

– Keep Your Home Clean and Dry

Pests thrive in dirty and moist environments, so keeping your home clean and dry is essential. Clean up any spills or crumbs immediately, and fix any leaks or water damage.

– Store Food Properly

Store all food items in airtight containers and keep them in the pantry or fridge. Don’t leave any food out in the open, as it can attract pests.

– Remove Standing Water

Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. Make sure to eliminate any standing water around your home, such as in gutters, birdbaths, or flowerpots.

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Summer is here, and it’s time to get your outdoor spaces ready for some fun!

Whether you’re hosting a BBQ or just want to spend some time outside with your family, we know how
important it is to have a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy.
To help with that, Plateau Pest Control has a few tips for keeping your outdoor spaces clean and
free of pests.

  1. Maintain Your Yard
    A tidy yard makes for less bugs. Not only does it help with mosquito control, it also cuts down
    on habitat for some of the most destructive garden insects. Do your best to remove yard waste,
    keep your grass mowed, and trim the hedges.
  2. Eliminate Areas of Standing Water
    When we say that you should eliminate areas of standing water, we’re not talking about getting
    rid of your swimming pool. In fact, the chlorine in your pool can actually repel bugs. Instead,
    we’re suggesting that you do your best to keep standing water in buckets, flower pots, and
    other areas to a minimum. Standing water is mosquito central — and you don’t want
    mosquitoes bugging you, do you?

3. Store Your Firewood Properly
Did you know that termites love firewood? You’re essentially giving them a spot to collect
themselves before assaulting your home! The further away you store your firewood from your
house, the better — but five feet is a minimum. Keep it on racks of some kind, too: don’t let it
rest on the ground.

4.Eliminate Shelter & Food Sources for Snakes
When we get a bug bite, half the time we don’t even notice — we have to identify the bite later
on and take an educated guess as to what caused it.
That’s certainly not the case for another common pest around the house and yard, though.
That’s right: we’re talking about snakes. It’s important to eliminate shelter for snakes — such as
lawn debris and thick shrubbery — and food — such as lots of mice and rodents — if you want to
prevent a spike in the snake population around your home.

5.Seal Your Doors & Windows
It doesn’t matter which of the common summertime pests you’re talking about: regardless of
whether it’s mosquitoes, wasps, or even spiders, keeping your doors and windows sealed is an
effective way to keep them out. Check for gaps in your doors and holes in your window screens,
and repair them as needed.

6. Use a Pest Control Service
Insect repellent is a great way to keep the bugs away when you’re out and about. When you’re
at home, though, you shouldn’t have to worry about bugs. Unfortunately, far too many
homeowners struggle with pest problems each and every summer. But don’t worry! We’re here
to help. We’ll inspect all areas of buildings and grounds to determine the presence of vertebrate
and invertebrate pests; eliminate such pests
We truly hope that these tips help keep the summers fun and pest free for people around the
country, but for any issues that crop up despite these preventative measures be sure to contact
the expert professionals at Plateau Pest Control Call us Today!

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