As the weather warms up, many of us will be doing some spring cleaning and maintenance. As you take stock of what’s going on with your home and pursue any winter-related repairs, now’s a great time to check out your house for any sign of pest or insect damage. Over the course of the winter, pests can make their way into your home. If you don’t know where to look, you may not notice any signs of these invaders until they’ve made significant damage to your home–or have become a nuisance that need to be dealt with professionally.
The most common calls we get in spring and early summer involve carpenter ants and termites, who have made their entrance through damp conditions, gaps that expose the interior of your home to the outside or through your basement.
The best way to ensure you catch a problem early (or to reassure yourself that you don’t have an issue at all) is to do a seasonal home inspection this spring. Download our simple one-page checklist with step-by-step instructions on how to check out:
- The wood around your home.
- Your basement.
- Your central air conditioning system.
- Window screens.
Each of these areas expose you to potential pest invasion, and there are easy-to-spot signs if you know where to look.
See an issue? Contact us today and we’re happy to give you advice or make a visit to your home to remedy it.