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EXPERTS TELL HOMEOWNERS TO PREPARE AGAINST SPRING AND SUMMER PESTS

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EXPERTS TELL HOMEOWNERS TO PREPARE AGAINST SPRING AND SUMMER PESTS

April is a great time to remind homeowners in the Las Vegas Valley to undertake home maintenance projects to protect against spring and summer pest infestations. This month is National Pest Management Month, a public observance celebrated for nearly 40 years by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), and the professional pest control industry.

Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA, stated “Our members often work behind the scenes, without much recognition, which is why it’s important we take the month of April to acknowledge the important work pest professionals do each and every day. As spring is the perfect time to pest-proof homes, we’re also encouraging homeowners to implement simple prevention steps this April to stave off pest problems during the warmer months when pest populations thrive.”

This is the second year Bob Vila has partnered with NPMA to offer tips and advice to homeowners on ways they can prepare their homes to defend against spring and summer pests such as termites, stinging insects, mosquitoes and ants.

The following are some of the tips they advise homeowners should use to help pest-proof their homes.

  • Conduct an audit of the home’s perimeter, taking note of any cracks, winter damage or termite mud tubes.
  • Seal outside cracks, including entry points for utilities and pipes, with a silicone-based caulk.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.
  • Eliminate sources of standing water around the house and clean clogged gutters.
  • Remove rotted tree stumps, keep mulch at least 15 feet away from the home’s foundation and trim bushes and branches away from the home.
  • In case of an infestation, work with a licensed pest professional to properly identify the problem and determine the best treatment method.

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs.  Get a quote now!

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