May 27, 2012
Memorial Day is the official kick off to the warm weather season full of cookouts and other outdoor activities. To make the most of this holiday weekend you want to make sure that if you are hosting a cookout that your home and property are pest proofed. Nothing can ruin a good time like masses of mosquitos or swarming stinging insects. In order to help those in Little Rock, Hot Springs, or surrounding Arkansas communities to have an enjoyable holiday, here are some tips to pest proof your home from the Arkansas pest control pros at McCauley Services.
Inspect the outside of your home for any signs of of stinging insect nests. These could be in trees, bushes, shrubs, or on the exterior of the home.
Cut back the bushes and shrubs so they are not touching the side of the house which creates a bridge for pests to cross over.
Give the lawn a good mow to deter any ticks that tend to be waiting in areas of tall grass.
Keep the inside of your home pest free by securing all windows with screens that fight properly and have no holes or tears.
Remember to clean up any spills or crumbs so that you don’t invite ants to your cookout.
Take the trash out regularly and keep it in bins with lids to keep pests and wildlife out.
By following these pest proofing tips hopefully your Memorial Day cookout will not include any uninvited pests. Of course it is always advised to continue your regular pest control services in addition to your pest proofing. Sometimes prevention alone is not enough to keep the pests away. If you have found yourself with a pest infestation before your big holiday BBQ then contact McCauley Services right away. Serving all of Arkansas including Benton, Conway, and Hot Springs McCauley Services is ready to help you in protecting what matters most.