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Don’t Let Spring Pests Keep You Trapped Inside Your Home!

Spring is a season many eagerly anticipate for its sense of renewal and improving weather, bringing with it the beauty of new flowers. However, along with these delights, spring also ushers in some less-welcome annual occurrences, such as a proliferation of pests.

As we spend more time outdoors enjoying the season, we inevitably encounter a variety of insects, including fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, bees, ants, and others. Some of these pests may even invade our homes, potentially causing damage.

What should we be on the lookout for, and how can we minimize our exposure to these insects?

Mosquitoes and ticks are among the most bothersome springtime visitors. Mosquitoes, in particular, become more active with the onset of spring rains, as they breed and mature, ready to disrupt our outdoor activities. Aside from the discomfort of their bites, mosquitoes can also transmit dangerous diseases such as West Nile Virus and Zika.

Ticks are both annoying and hazardous. Ticks are capable of transmitting Lyme disease. Pets, especially dogs, are also susceptible to tick bites, and owners should be vigilant in checking for ticks.

How can we reduce the risk to our families?

One effective method is to eliminate breeding grounds. By maintaining an environment that is less attractive to ticks and their hosts, such as clearing grass and brush near the home and removing leaves and other debris, you can help control their spread. Additionally, ensuring that standing water is eliminated around your home can discourage mosquito breeding.

Plants like citronella, lemongrass, sage, lavender, rosemary, basil, and peppermint can act as natural repellents for mosquitoes. Not only do these plants help deter mosquitoes, but they also add pleasant scents to your surroundings and can be used in cooking.Protective clothing, such as long pants tucked into boots or socks, long sleeves, hats, and mosquito netting, can help reduce the chances of being bitten. Using insect repellents, particularly those with natural ingredients, can also be effective.

For comprehensive pest control, consider consulting a professional company like Schoen Fumigation. Our experts can identify areas where pests are breeding and hiding, suggest preventive measures, and treat your property using products to eliminate infestations. Continued treatment may be necessary to ensure long-term pest control.

By taking these steps, you can protect your family from bites, irritation, and potential illness, allowing you to fully enjoy the arrival of spring and the entire pest season.

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