Did you know that severe weather has an impact on animal and insect populations? Fortunately, there are ways to prevent pests from invading your home after heavy storms. Severe weather conditions could easily cause damage to houses as well as surrounding ecosystems. That’s why you need to know the best pest control tips as the storm season draws near.
Pests are like humans in a way that they need shelter. But, this means that one significant effect of storms and heavy rain is the increased risk of pests around your house because they are forced out of their regular shelters.
Pest Control Tips During Severe Weather
Get Rid of Water and Food Sources
When pests enter your house, they are searching for nourishment and shelter. One good step is to keeping a tidy kitchen and storing all the food in airtight containers. However, spiders and other pests love moisture. Therefore, search for areas where there is an issue with moisture. This could be a leaky faucet, basement, or attic and take precautions that will help restrict moisture in these spots after a bad storm.
A lot of pests can look for ways into your house regardless of how prepared you are. However, there are things you can do to lessen the amount of insects in your house by checking the foundation and sealing all cracks that are bigger than the size of a dime. Storm season can also cause roof damage and that’s why you need to inspect that area for any gaps or holes that are big enough for pests to go through. In case there are no serious damages like broken doors or windows, you should consider looking into temporary covers until fixes are made.
Call Zap Pest Inc. now and let us help prepare your home for the storm season by making sure that proper measures are set in place to keep pests at bay.
Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588