It’s a brand-new year, and it’s the perfect time to start protecting your home from bugs. As the cold weather slowly starts to warm up, the new year’s focus should be on touching up your home before creatures reemerge and the world springs back to life.

While you may be zoned in on spring cleaning, you might need to think about more than just tidying up your lawn. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is; a pest infestation is always possible.

In any case, it’s better to take preventative action rather than be over-reactive after the fact. As the winter thaw begins and the warm weather returns, here’s how you can protect your home.

protect your home The Issues with Infestation

One of the best ways to protect your home in the new year is to know what you may be up against. While there are tons of insects in NEPA, the one that can cause the most damage is the termite.

Termites infest more than 5 million United States homes each year, causing more than $5 billion in home damages—more damage than earthquakes, tornadoes, and fires combined.

Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Department of Forestry, Northeastern Pennsylvania has a serious termite problem. Once these little insects find a place to build their colonies, they will not stop.

They are 24/7 eating machines, and they will chow on any cellulose material, including wood, paper, and drywall. Plus, they like to share their location with other colonies using pheromone communication. Whether you are protecting your home or looking into buying home – you don’t want to take the risk. We provide thorough reporting, and if we do find evidence, our treatment methods for bug issues are child and pet-friendly.

Of course, termites aren’t the only insect issue you may run into. From overwintering pests like Asian Lady Beetles and stinkbugs to seasonal terrors like wasps and crickets, any insect infestation can cause a problem.

Some insects, like cockroaches and mosquitoes, can even carry deadly diseases. You don’t want to deal with the aftermath of an infestation. The best course of action is Proactive Maintenance; stay ahead of a pest problem before it happens.

Bug Issues: Proactive Maintenance

To stay on top of any possible pest problems, the best course of action is preventive measures. The simplest way to do this is by keeping up with your property. Since it is the start of the new year, keep in mind that winter weather can be just as brutal to your home as it is to you. Plus, after both the fall and snowy season, you may have a lot to clean up in your yard.

Survey your yard; check for any possible areas where water can well up and stagnate. This creates a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Likewise, clean out your gutters, outdoor lawn equipment and furniture, and any other areas that can potentially hold standing water. In addition to your lawn, check your pipes for any leaks.

Look to your home’s foundation and house openings, like doors, windows, and vents. Pests can easily sneak inside through tiny cracks and crevices. Stay ahead of the game by sealing up any potential holes and covering open areas with the proper screens. As you cover all your bases, keep in mind that it’s always a good idea to have an extra set of eyes; especially if it’s a professional.

a monthly home protection plan is being proactive

Month-to-Month Services

Unfortunately, regular maintenance can’t protect against all manner of pests. Also, protection doesn’t have to be a spring and summer rush, and you shouldn’t count fall and winter as safe months. Pests seek shelter in colder months, and often your home could fall victim to overwinter pests.

Whether you have a reoccurring problem like wasps on your roof, or mosquitoes swarming in your backyard, there is a way to protect yourself from insects regularly without feeling the pinch. Hiring a professional pest control expert can not only help you keep insects out, but it can also give you peace of mind.

Our home protection plan guarantees protection against 40 different insects and rodents over a span of four months, so you can rest easy knowing you’re protecting your home.

The cost of the program starts for as little as $35 a month, which is much more affordable than covering the staggering cost of termite damage. Plus, it covers a wide variety of pest protection.

Depending on your needs, we also provide year-round coverage. The tiered Home Protection Plan can give you just the amount of protection you want.

At any time of year, we’ll inspect and treat homes three times a year for any seasonal and reoccurring pests. For preventive measures, we’ll seal all common entry points and guarantee protection against seasonal pests and mice year-round, promptly returning as often as needed.

Bug Issues: Taking the Pressure Off

Protecting your home isn’t a seasonal job, but there is no better time to fortify against infestation like the present. As we head into spring, keep in mind that it’s better to be proactive than reactive when it comes to pest control. Take the steps needed to guard your home against unwanted invaders today.



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