Bad weather can cause serious damage to your property. Homeowners must make sure their property is prepped and can withhold the damaging effects after any natural disaster. While for human safety, bunkers and reinforced windows are pretty great to deal with extreme weather. But there are still other risks like property damage (pests) even after the bad weather has passed. Downed trees and standing water force many species of pests to seek higher ground and find shelter. Frequently pests find residential places the best option to reside, which is why they spike in population. Here are three tips for effective residential pest control during bad weather.
Pre-Storm Pest Control Efforts
Usually, when there is a storm coming, the government issues some guidelines to help you prevent damages to your property. There are hurricane season pests who try their best to make your property a perfect hideout. You need to conduct a full interior and exterior examination of your house before the storm hits. You also need to ensure and identify structural integrity so you can assess them later. Structural damages that were already there might worsen. So make sure you seal all your cracks with a silicon-based caulk. It would help if you properly fixed areas with higher chances of water flowing inside your property. It would be best to clean all the potential pest breeding sites pre and post-storm it can relatively lower the chances for pests to find your property appealing.
Preventing Standing Water
Storms may eradicate many pests species like mosquitos and other types of pests. But standing water may become a possible breeding site for them to reappear. Mosquitos only need a cap full of water to breed, so you need to keep your inside and outside dry as possible. Assessing all areas in your property for standing water should be your priority. Emptying areas like birdbaths, gutters, flowerpots, grills, receptacles can help you stop the pests’ breeding process.
Getting Rid of Garbage
The spoiled food you have to throw into the garbage outside after bad weather can be an open invitation to all the pests near your house. Pests’ main source of getting food is the area you throw out your garbage, and it can be a possible way of exposure for your family members. Make sure to seal all the dumpsters you have outside your property so you can securely place your garbage without any danger. Rotten food and enticed clutter are the two most appealing things for a rodent to appear on your property. If you ensure all the steps, you are safe. Otherwise, you might have to call a rodent control specialist.
If the storm has caused some serious damage, and on top of that, you have to deal with pest problems, then the disaster becomes much worse. In this case, signing up for Pesticons home protection plan can be a wise choice. As long as you follow these three tips for effective residential pest control during bad weather, your chances of experiencing severe damages become low.
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