The Importance Of Year-Round Pest Control For Your Richmond Home

February 27, 2022

How do you view pest control? Do you see it as something you get when you discover that you have a problem, or do you see it as proactive protection that prevents pests from impacting your life? We hope it's the latter. When you react to pest problems, you allow pests to make you sick, damage your property, or just drive you crazy.

Today, we're going to talk about year-round pest prevention and maintenance and how it is the best way to deal with pests that get into Richmond homes.

a dead cockroach on a bathroom floor

Why Successful Pest Control Is A Year-Round Task

Pest control in Richmond should be proactive, and the best way to be proactive about pest control for your home is to maintain pest protection all year long. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Some pests are active all year. They don't stop. Neither should your efforts to keep them out of your home.

  • Some pests live in your yard before they get into your home. Routine treatments throughout the year prevent these pests from getting inside when temperatures drop or other outside conditions drive them in.

  • There are pests in your yard that can get on your dog, cat, and even you. You can stop this by dealing with these pests in your yard.

  • Termites sneak into your yard and can damage your home at any time - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't want to let your guard down when it comes to keeping these insects out.

  • Wasps, hornets, and bees can surprise you. It is best to catch them early and get rid of nests before these insects become a painful pest problem.

Year-round pest control is active protection for your home. Some preventative pest control can be accomplished with natural home pest control. Some preventative pest control is best accomplished with a residential pest control plan.

All The Dangers & Destruction Pests Can Cause In Your Home

When a pest is considered dangerous, there is a greater need to have a licensed professional provide home pest control services. Here are a few examples:

  • Mice, rats, roaches, and other dirty pests can make you sick.

  • Ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, and several other pests can transmit diseases.

  • Wasps, bees, and fire ants can present a threat to individuals with an allergy to insect venom.

  • Carpet beetles, silverfish, roaches, clothes moths, and other pests that damage belongings can put holes in items that cannot be replaced.

  • Termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, wood-boring beetles, and other wood-damaging pests present a threat to property.

All of these pests should be dealt with proactively. While there are ways to deal with these pests yourself, it is best to let a professional perform routine treatments and pest maintenance to address them throughout the year.

Six Easy & Effective Pest Prevention Tips For Your Home

There are many ways you can deter pests from living near your home and from getting inside. Here are six of our best home pest control tips:

1. Reduce the number of insects near your home by replacing white exterior lights with lights that cast yellow light.

2. Address moisture issues in your perimeter by repairing damaged gutters.

3. Remove leaves, sticks, stacked wood, grass clippings, decaying plants, and other organic debris.

4. Remove unnecessary vegetation from your landscaping to reduce hiding places and limit humidity.

5. Keep your garbage in covered containers and disinfect your receptacles periodically to reduce smells that attract pests.

6. Apply home improvement pest control, such as replacing weatherstripping, screens, door sweeps, and frames.

These tips can give you quite a bit of proactive control for pests around your home.

The Best Way To Keep Your Home Pest-Free All Year

If you live in Richmond, consider letting the service team here at Go-Forth Pest Control provides year-round, proactive pest control for your property. We use industry-leading products and methods to get the highest level of pest management all year long.

Previous Next

Request Your Free Quote

go to top