By now, we all should have done some spring cleaning. Well….maybe at least thought about it. Removing crumpled cardboard boxes, half used cans of paint, broken holiday decorations, outdated food, and even old consumer pesticide containers can help eliminate the harborages and breeding grounds for insects on the interior. When cleaning up outside, be sure to take into consideration mosquito breeding habitats. Items that can & will hold stagnate water can include flowerpots, kid’s toys, garden tools, places where your pet digs, hollowed out trees & stumps, a tightly coiled water hose, your car windshield where the hood meet it, a garbage can lid, and gutters. Sanitation is by far the most import process to eliminating pest hiding places and will increase the efficacy of any insecticide application.
Here are the top 10 pests you can help manage while doing some Spring cleaning:
Cockroaches – Spiders – Bed Bugs – Mosquitoes – Ticks – Wasps – Centipedes – Ants – Scorpions – Fleas
If you are still concerned about what insects might be found on your property, Horizon Pest Solutions is happy to provide an assessment, and even help with the exterior cleanup.