Why the Changing Weather Patterns Can Increase the Risk of Pest Infestation

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Southern California enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year, but there is enough of a temperature change to impact the movement of pests in the area. Now that the weather is warming up for the summer months, you need to be careful about protecting your home to prevent an infestation.Mathews logo

Increased Pest Activity in the Summer

As the weather changes, you might notice more insect and rodent activity. These pests are out foraging for food and building new nests. Spring is often a time when the young start to emerge, increasing pest activity for the summer.

Not only are insects and rodents unpleasant, but they can also damage your home if the problem is left untreated. If you want to protect your family, then you need to be proactive to prevent and eliminate any pest control threats in your yard or home.

Protecting Your Home from a Pest Infestation

The first step to protecting your home is to eliminate any areas that might attract pests. They are looking for areas with food and water sources, as well as a place to nest. Outside, you need to clean up debris, standing water, and piles of branches or weeds that might attract these unwanted critters.

Inside, make sure that you clean up the leftover food and wipe down the kitchen to get rid of crumbs that are left behind after a meal. It is also a good idea to clean out any storage spaces in case there are pests hiding in the closets or attic. Watch for signs of an infestation, and call a pest control expert for help if you think that you have insects or rodents in your home.

Even if you don’t see signs of an infestation, it can be a good idea to schedule a pest control appointment for preventive treatments. This proactive approach will allow you to decrease the risk of having these unwanted intruders in your home.

Do you need assistance with the management of insects or rodents on your property? We are here to help! Contact us to schedule a consultation with a pest control expert. Call Mathews Termite and Pest Service at (951) 751-0885