IT’S NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT MONTH! HAVE YOU PEST-PROOFED YOUR HOME?
Hulett Environmental encourages public awareness of household pests in April
This April, Hulett Environmental is proud to celebrate National Pest Management Month, which is formally recognized each year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The observance acknowledges the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health and property from common household pests such as rodents, ants, termites, bed bugs and cockroaches.
During National Pest Management Month, Hulett Environmental encourages public awareness of pests and reminds homeowners to pest-proof the home this spring.
As the weather continues to warm, pests will begin to emerge from their overwintering sites and look for food indoors. To prevent an infestation, homeowners should take some time to pest-proof their home in the coming weeks. From sealing openings and removing debris around the foundation of the home to eliminating sources of moisture indoors, a few simple home maintenance projects can keep pests from causing problems this spring.
NPMA experts also recommend the following tips to add to the spring cleaning check list:
- Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles.
- Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.
- Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.
- Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.
- Eliminate sources of standing water around the house, including birdbaths and in clogged gutters.
- Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
- Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.’
- Avoid leaving pet’s food dishes out for long periods of time.
Taking preventative measures is the best defense against pests, but occasionally an unwanted critter can sneak by unnoticed. If an infestation is suspected, contact a licensed pest professional to treat the problem.”
For more information on common household pest or pest-proofing tips, please visit www.bugs.com