Most places across the country have experienced a milder winter than normal. The milder temperatures will increase the chances of homes getting infested with pests earlier and perhaps more frequently this spring.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers many do’s and don’ts of pest control and tips on how to prevent them in your home:
Prevent pests by safely storing food in sealed containers
Check any loose plumbing so that no water accumulates
Close off cracks and crevices where pests can enter your home
If pests do enter your home, make sure to carefully and correctly follow the instructions on any pesticide containers. It is also important that you dispose of them correctly in case of any hazardous waste.