Springtime Pest Prevention Guide For Peoria Property Owners

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The time of year when more pest infestations start than any other is during the spring. When wildlife is starting annual reproduction habits, pests are becoming more active, too. That’s why it’s crucial for every property owner to make sure they’ve kept up on key pest prevention measures well ahead of the springtime population boom.

Springtime Pests

Here’s a harsh reality: pests are a problem all year long. It’s just during springtime when they tend to be the most active and noticeable. Not only do pests reproduce at higher rates when the weather begins to warm, the pests that have already hunkered down on human properties emerge and can once again survive outside. That’s why this time of year is critical for identifying pest problems and stopping them before they spread. If you wait until signs of activity are apparent before you act, it can be too late to avoid the larger concerns that pests bring, like diseases and damage. All of the following are common spring pests to watch for:

  • Insects: From ants and cockroaches to pantry pests and clothing moths, there are literally hundreds of different types of insects that will invade properties.

  • Spiders: As insect populations grow, so do the spider populations that hunt them. Keeping general pests controlled will also prevent spiders from invading.

  • Rodents: Mice and rats are the most common ones and are also adept at getting inside of homes for nesting.

Prevention Tips & Tricks

The only way to guarantee pest control is through expert guidance. However, every property owner should keep up on the following to improve their protection:

  • Food Storage: Most pests are scavengers, feeding off the scraps that they can find in the dark corners of our homes. Deep clean regularly and don’t leave food out. 

  • Trash Storage: You also need to be aware of pest access to your trash cans, since food waste provides them with more than enough to survive and it will attract pests to invade.

  • Landscaping: Keeping grasses and bushes trimmed, as well as clearing out any yard debris, will reduce nesting grounds that spring pests can use to form populations right out in the yard.

Crucial Property Maintenance

It is also important to be aware of the access points that pests use to gain entry to our yards and structures in the first place. Consider the following:

  • Fencing: Faulty fences or ground that’s easy to dig under can provide pests of all kinds with ways into your yard.

  • Crack sealing: You should also take note of any cracks or holes in exterior walls, as tiny pests can squeeze through them or burrow through to get inside of structures.

  • Water damage: Faulty pipes or water buildup can contribute to water damage that not only attracts pests but can make it easier for them to get inside. 

The Best Protection From Friendly Experts

The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to try to manage all of this on your own. At Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, we’re happy and eager to lend a hand, starting with a thorough inspection of your property. We can not only make sure you’re keeping up on all these crucial prevention steps, we can catch warning signs of pests before infestations have a chance to fully form. We offer seasonal and recurring treatments of your property that can keep all kinds of springtime pests from invading. If pests are already a concern, don’t wait to act by calling the experts. Only timely removal can stop a pest problem from creating larger health risks and property damage.

Contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators to get started on proper springtime pest control.

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