What are common spring bugs in Michigan?
Spring has finally arrived in Michigan and it is time to get outside and start preparing your yard for the season. Spring pests are on the move. Bugs that entered your home in the fall will try to get back outside by heading toward windows and doors. However, bugs living outside like ants and roaches will be trying to get inside your home for easy access to food and water.
Common pests that are found in our homes in the spring include spiders, ants, cockroaches, centipedes, fleas, ticks, and earwigs.
Pests in Your Home
When pests get into our homes they can make living conditions uncomfortable and in some cases, they can pose serious health hazards for you and your family. Pests like roaches, fleas, and ticks can cause allergies in pets and humans and can even spread diseases. When pests get into your pantry and food, they can contaminate it and cost you lots of money at the store.
How to prevent bugs in the spring
If you think that trying to keep bugs out of your home is a difficult task, you are right. Bugs can fit through the smallest holes and cracks. It is almost impossible to prevent ladybugs from entering your home but you can put up a pretty good defense.
Cleaning to prevent bugs from entering your home
If you want to prevent pests from entering your home then you need to start with some spring cleaning. Keeping your flour, cereals, and other dry foods in sealed containers will help to deter roaches, moths, and ants from making your pantry their breeding grounds. Make sure to keep your sink clear of dirty dishes and take the trash out regularly.
Many spring pests are attracted to moisture and water. So check your basements for leaky pipes, condensation, and do not leave standing water out overnight. This includes water in bases of potted plants and animal water dishes.
Seal cracks and openings on your house
Insects can wiggle their little bodies through the smallest crack or gap. So be sure to inspect and repair any cracks in windows and doors and make sure your screens are intact. Use screen meshes that are at least 200 holes per square inch for maximum protection.
Caulk cracks and gaps on the exterior of your home that pests could squeeze through. Inspect the foundation for cracks and check the roof for missing shingles and gaps where utility lines enter the house. Check gutters and downspouts to make sure water is flowing away from your home and does not erode soil around the foundation.
When should I spray for bugs?
The best time to have your home sprayed for bugs in Michigan is in early spring. Springtime is when pests come out of hibernation and lay eggs. By spraying in the spring, you destroy nests and colonies before their populations grow into an infestation. If you have an infestation or are just overwhelmed, then you should consider professional pest control.
Keep bugs out with perimeter pest control
The most effective way to keep trespassing bugs out of your home is with perimeter pest control. Perimeter pest control is a preventative service that creates an invisible barrier around the foundation of your home to help reduce the chance of pests getting into your property. This service works to deter ants, boxelder bugs, centipedes, cockroaches, earwigs, lady beetles, millipedes, wasps, spiders, and stink bugs
Contact Alpine Tree and Lawn Care for pest control
If you’re looking for the best pest control in Macomb County, look no further. Alpine Tree and Lawn Care has a perimeter pest control service that doesn’t just treat your foundation, they also spray gutters and eavestroughs to protect your home against spiders, earwigs, ants, and many other pests. To learn more or sign up for service, please call us at (586) 884-7799, or you can reach us through our online form here.