How the storm season increases pest infestations
Different pests will usually have different key reasons for entering into a residential or commercial property. Ants typically do it to search for food to take back to their nest, cockroaches do it for a mix of food and because many properties present an ideal environment and spiders can often enter by pure accident or when seeking prey.
Whatever their reasons, many pests will have a common reason for entering a property in preparation for or during a storm – shelter. Spiders usually keep to themselves outside, but will often knowingly enter a home or commercial property during a storm to protect themselves from the elements.
Ants may not enter homes or other properties for shelter as much as spiders, cockroaches or other pests do during storms, but their endeavours to have enough food to wait out storms will increase and result in them venturing into homes and businesses more aggressively in search of sustenance. So whether it is for the sake of shelter or a stockpile of food, pests have even more reasons to enter your home or business when storms are on the horizon.
How to deter pests
When it comes to deterring pests seeking shelter from the hazards of a storm, the rules are very much the same to deterring them under any other circumstances. The only difference is they will probably be a little more eager to get inside than usual.
It is neither easy nor a difficult task to deter pests because they are a complete nuisance although the winter season will keep them at bay for the time being, which means that you have time to prepare for their attack during summer so do look for a solution online and find out more regarding the situation.
What you need are preventative measures such as filling up any unnecessary cracks and gaps that pests could enter through, keeping your home or business free of food scraps and crumbs for those looking for food sources and, in general, keeping it clean to make it less appealing to pests.
If you decide you’d like to use outdoor surface spray to try and deter pests, keep in mind to spray it in areas that are less likely to be hit by rain, as rain can get rid of the toxins in the surface spray that kill pests. However, it’s important to not forget about reducing the number of entry points first. Surface spray is only a temporary fix.
In the end, if you’re struggling to keep pests at bay, your next move should be to hire the services of a pest control professional. They will be able to treat both the inside and outside of your home or business to deter/kill pests and stop infestations from occurring.