4 Essential Tips for Homeowners

I think spring may have finally made its way to NW Indiana!

With temperatures close to 70° this weekend and overnight temps staying above freezing, (finally) the ants and other crawlers are back with a vengeance. Soon the flowers will be blooming and we can get out and enjoy the sunshine. But with this great weather comes bugs and we want to keep them out of our homes. While nothing is foolproof, there are ways that you can protect your home and make it more difficult for pests to get in.


Check out the tips below

  1. Cut Back – Keep bushes, shrubs and other plants away from the side of your home by at least 12

    Cut shrubs back at least 12 inches from the side of your home.

    inches. Do not store firewood against the side of your house.

  1. Seal It Up – Make sure there are no cracks and crevices along your foundation. Check that the porch and stairs are in good condition.
  1. Mix And Fix – Mix your mulch and thin it out. This will help to keep it dry – insects love moisture. Fix those screens and doors. Make sure screens have no holes and that there are no gaps around the doors.
  1. Let It Flow – Don’t allow containers in your yard to gather standing water. This could include planters, birdbaths, kiddie pools, etc. Standing water is the

    Standing water in a bird bath.

    mosquito’s breeding area. Tip those containers over and let the water flow away.

By keeping the exterior of your home neat and in good repair you are protecting yourself, your family, and your home from unwanted visitors. If you find that some ants or other crawlies have found their way in, we can help. Contact Rapid Pest Solutions for a customized quote, our inspections are free. Let us help you get back to enjoying the beautiful spring weather.

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