Summer Is Almost Here: How To Get A Handle On Your Pest Control Measures

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Summer is almost here. When it arrives, you'll need to be prepared for the influx of pests. Warmer temperatures have a tendency to bring all the pests out from their hiding places. Unfortunately, if you're not prepared, the increased activity could send them running straight to your home. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent pest infestations this summer. To make sure you get off on the right foot this summer, read the list provided below. You'll find four simple steps that will help you get started with your summer pest control plans.

Contact a Pest Control Service

If you've already noticed some early season pest activity around your home, the most important thing you can do is contact a pest control service. You might think that you can handle the increased pest activity with a can of over-the-counter bug spray. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Most sprays will kill the bugs you can see, but won't do anything to control the ones that are hiding in the walls. To do that, you need a pest control service. 

Identify Your Pest Control Needs

After you make contact with a pest control service, you'll need to identify the type of services you need. This should include identifying the types of pests that are causing the problems. One of the best ways to identify the problem is to take a quick survey of your property. Make a note of all the pests you've seen on your property so far this year. Next, make a note of the pests you've seen in previous years. It's also important to identify the areas of your property where you've seen the most pest activity. This information will help your pest control service design a treatment plan that caters to your specific pest needs. 

Schedule Your Pesticide Treatment

Once you've determined your specific pest control needs, you'll want to schedule your initial treatment. The best way to ensure maximum pest control this summer is to schedule your initial treatment as quickly as possible. Starting your pest control treatment early in the season will help to reduce the threat of a full-blown pest infestation. 

Implement the Year-Round After-Care

Now that you've taken care of the summer pest control services, you might think that your pest problems are solved. That might be the case for this summer. However, without continued pest control treatment, the pest problem could return next fall. The best way to keep that from happening is to implement a year-round treatment plan with your pest control service.