Pest-Proofing Your Home for Spring

Spring is a relief from the harsh winter weather, but it’s also a prime time for pests to infest your property. It’s incredibly important to prepare your property for the increased influx of pests that occur in Spring. The following are some of the ways that you can pest-proof your home for Spring.

Water Sources

All pests will actively seek out a source of water to survive off of, so it’s important to avoid providing them with an incentive to enter your property. Fix any taps that are dripping as well as any leaky pipes to remove the excess moisture and humidity.

Secure Your Food

Store all of your food in sealed plastic containers to prevent pests from getting into and contaminating your food. Immediately store any leftovers, and never leave food out overnight. Regularly clean the tables that you eat at and vacuum up any crumbs or scraps of food that fall onto the floor. Empty your garbage cans and recycling bins regularly to reduce the chances of attracting pests.

Replace Your Lights

You can replace your standard outdoor lights with yellow lights that are designed to keep bugs away. Keep the light levels around the perimeter of your property to a minimum in order to prevent bugs from swarming.

Keep Firewood Away

If you plan to keep a storage of firewood, make sure that you store it at a good distance away from your property. Firewood is a common hiding place for rodents, termites, spiders, and other insects. Keeping the wood away from your property will prevent these pests from coming into your property.

Seal Entrances

Insects can squeeze through tiny cracks and crevices and make it inside your property. Use caulk on any holes that you find near doors, walls, and windows to provide pests with fewer points of entry into your property.

Contact Worldwide Pest Control

If you live in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Temple/Waco, or the surrounding areas in Texas and your property is infested with pests, contact Worldwide Pest Control. We provide high-quality pest and termite control services at an affordable rate. Our professionally trained pest management specialists have the expertise to deal with your residential, industrial or commercial pest control needs. Visit our website at or give us a call at (210)-591-1327 in San Antonio or (512)-549-4099 in Austin for a free estimate.