The beautiful summer weather always inspires us to get up and get out of the house. Unfortunately, pests also love to take advantage of the sunny days and become rather active themselves! As a result of the pandemic, our team has noticed that condos, apartments and houses have been a target of migration. Pests, specifically mice and rats, have chosen residential habitats rather than commercial buildings due to limited food supply because of reduced hours and capacity.
As we are still experiencing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are staying at home and eating at home. This has resulted in trash and Uber Eats leftovers to pile up in residential areas. While this is to be expected at this time, our team wants to help make sure that you can enjoy a summer at home, while keeping your house pest-free! We’ve outlined a few tips and tricks below.
- Keep your property clean and tidy! Pests love to snack on grass and other plants that grow during the summer. It’s important to maintain your property so pests don’t think your home is an all you can eat buffet!
- Keep trash enclosed and away from your home. Pests typically have an amazing sense of smell and can find food sources from far away. It’s important that when you bring your trash out that you tie up the garbage bag, and keep it away from any entry points.
- Replace all weather-stripping around windows. Windows and doors are usually the main entry points for pests. We recommended checking all sealing, and replacing the weather-stripping around your windows twice a year.
Looking For Professional Pest Control in The GTA?
Give us a call at 416-840-4040 or fill out our online contact form if you are currently experiencing a pest problem and our team will get back to you right away. If you’re looking to be proactive, ask us about our Home Protection Plan (HPP). When you purchase our plan, you’ll receive a full year of home protection from 15 of the most common house pests including mice, rats, and cockroaches! In addition to our home protection plan, we also offer a list of products to help keep your home safe from ant bait stations, to wasp/hornet annihilator spray! We look forward to keeping your home and family safe from pests all year round!