Every year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) performs an extensive review of seasonal changes, nationwide ecosystems, and pest management reports to give a fuller idea of what the upcoming pest-filled months will be like. The hope is to help people know what’s likely in store and prepare for pest threats more comprehensively.
Here is the official statement made by Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA: “The events of this past winter lay the foundation for what’s to come, but the final outcome depends on how the recent weather combines with temperatures and precipitation patterns in the upcoming weeks. Understanding what to expect in various parts of the country is important, because so many of these pests, such as ticks, mosquitoes and termites, pose serious health and property threats.”
You can view the full barometer report on the NPMA website and see how it breaks down by region. As you do, here are solid steps to take no matter what pest threat you’re facing.
How to Prepare for Pest Season
1. Perform a Warm Weather Review
While cleaning your property for spring and summer, inspect it thoroughly to determine if any pests have been hibernating in the basement, attic, or enclosed spaces so they can be deal with before they become more active.
2. Make Proper Repairs
Winter weather damages properties and can leave them vulnerable to invasive pests. Find any holes, gaps, or other openings and have them properly sealed to keep pests outdoors.
3. Reinforce Old Pest Management Tactics
If you’ve laid out any traps, bait, or otherwise, be sure to replenish or replace them so they remain effective. If you need to call in an expert to do so, be sure to schedule it before pest management teams become overly busy dealing with local threats.
4. Get Expert Advice
Never hesitate to contact pest management experts in your area if you’re unsure how to handle a pest-related situation. Some pests may not need immediate attention, while others should be dealt with as soon as possible.
Contact OmniShield today to learn more about seasonal pest problems.