You’re relaxing with your family at home on a Saturday morning. Maybe you’re finishing a cup of coffee and catching up on the news while your kiddos watch cartoons. It’s shaping up to be a fun, relaxing weekend.

Then you see an insect crawl from one side of the kitchen to the other. After taking a closer look, you realize the intruder is a cockroach. Sure, you can handle the unwanted guest yourself and carry on with your day.

Unfortunately, by the time you notice a single pest in your residence, it may already be too late. That’s why it’s important to take a more proactive approach when it comes to pest control. Here are some tips for stopping insect invasions before they have a chance to start:

Do seasonal checks

Rodents, in particular, seek shelter during cold winter months. So check your home for small cracks in the foundation or even small holes in the roof. Squirrels, mice, and insects can fit into the tiniest spaces.

Contact a dependable rodent control team should you have any issues with these potentially destructive creatures.

Remove any wood piles

It’s common for small animals and insects to seek refuge in moist and dark areas. With that in mind, don’t allow soil or mulch to build up around the foundation. This is essentially an invitation for pests such as termites.

Speaking of termites, they enjoy feasting on woodwork and can destroy the structure of your home before you know it. The longer you wait to address termite trouble, the more costly the damage. We invite you to learn more about termite control and how it can protect your investment.

Clean the kitchen regularly

Just because this might seem obvious doesn’t mean it’s not important. Get in the habit of clearing food from all surfaces, doing the dishes every night, and sweeping the floors. You’re asking for trouble by leaving leftovers on the counter or in the sink.

As you might have guessed, cockroaches are attracted to the kitchen maybe more than any other pest. So, if you notice small, black fecal droppings or an oily and musky odor in the kitchen, chances are you’re dealing with a roach infestation. Get in touch with a cockroach control expert the moment you spot infestation signs.

Seal holes or openings in windows and doors

Take a close look at windows and doors around your home. Are there any holes or openings? If so, you will need to properly seal and caulk them to prevent entry from insects.

Here in Springtown, bees and wasps are major concerns for homeowners. That’s why you need to make an extra effort to see that wasps don’t nest in and around your residence. End your pest problem for good with safe, effective solutions from our wasp control team.

As you can see, taking just a few measures can squash a pest problem before it takes place. Tom Samples Pest Control does more than simply manage unwanted critters and creepy crawlers. We exterminate them.

Call now for a free estimate.