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04/11/16

It’s the time you’ve been waiting for. After the snow melts and the bitter cold dissipates, you’re left with a glimpse of the impending summer. But as spring brings warmer weather and the chance to enjoy some time in the fresh air outside, it can also cause a stir of seasonal pests that have been itching to become active. Though pests can give you a few warning signs before interrupting your home, it can be tricky to prevent them from ruining some of your favorite spring activities. Here’s what you can do:

When you want to relax indoors:

The window is cracked open, a gentle breeze is flowing inside and you’re curled up in your favorite chair with a good book or catching up on your favorite show. When you need a little break from the great outdoors, you can enjoy the spring season from the comfort of your home — that is, until the pests come crawling and flying in. If you do choose to crack the window, be sure you’re using some sort of screen or mesh in order to deter pests. It’s also a good idea to spend a little extra time spring cleaning so you don’t begin to notice a few extra critters. Take out the trash, vacuum the carpet and clean up any crumbs right away. These simple tasks can make a big difference.

When you’re going on a picnic:

Even if you’re without a checkered blanket and basket, enjoying an outdoor picnic should be on your to-do list this season. Or, if you’re the outdoor-sy type, it might already be a weekly activity. As you’re enjoying your sandwich, don’t be surprised if you encounter an irritating pest. Be sure to tightly seal food containers and wash them immediately after you get home. Crumbs and the stickiness of certain foods are great for attracting unwanted pests.

When you’re enjoying the great outdoors:

There are few things better than that first walk in the spring without a coat, or a warm spot in the sun on your outdoor patio. In order to keep the peace and avoid an unwanted pest encounter, take some time to do some upkeep around your yard. Get rid of any standing water, or avoid similar areas if you’re in a park. Apply repellent when needed and always check your pets for pests. You ever know what they could bring back home! If you’ve come across pests in or around your home — or if they're ruining your spring activities — contact Plunkett’s Pest Control. Our technicians have the training and experience to get rid of the pests for good. Besides, some DIY methods aren’t as effective as professional treatments. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a service.  


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