Seasonal Pest Patterns What to Expect and How to Prepare

April 09, 2024

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As the seasons shift and temperatures rise, staying ahead of the curve is imperative when dealing with the persistent pests that accompany the changing weather.

At Aim Environmental, we understand seasonal pest patterns like no other. With our expertise and knowledge, we aim to equip you with the necessary insights and preparations to combat these nuisances effectively.

Understanding Seasonal Pest Patterns

Each season brings its own set of challenges when it comes to pest control. From the reawakening of ants in spring to the invasion of gnats and midges in summer, being aware of these patterns is the first step towards effective pest management.

Our experts at Aim Environmental can help you enjoy the changing seasons a little more by helping you understand and share some proactive tips and solutions.

Spring: The Awakening of Pests

Sadly, as nature awakens from its winter slumber, so do the pests. Spring marks the return of ants and insects seeking refuge from the cold.

Understanding the behavioural patterns of these pests during this season will help you fortify your home against their invasions.

Summer: Battling the Swarm

With the arrival of summer, the battle against pests intensifies. Gnats, flies, and other flying insects breed in the warm weather, posing a threat to indoor and outdoor spaces. We have some tips to help you keep these airborne invaders at bay, allowing you and your family a comfortable and pest-free environment.

Autumn: Preparing for the Onset of Chill

As temperatures drop, pests seek shelter in the warmth of our homes and businesses. Rodents, spiders, and other pests become more prevalent this season, making preventive measures crucial. To help you pest-proof your property and minimise the risk of infestation as fall approaches.

Winter: Staying Aware Amidst the Cold

While winter may seem like a reprieve from pest-related worries, it’s essential to remain vigilant even during the coldest months. Certain pests, such as rats and mice, remain active throughout the year, seeking shelter and food indoors.

Tips on how to prepare and reduce the risks of pests entering your home

Regular Inspections

We advise conducting regular inspections of your property indoors and outdoors to identify any signs of pest activity. Look for droppings, gnaw marks, nests, or any other indicators of infestation. The sooner you can identify any possible invaders, the sooner you can call the experts to resolve the issues before they become bigger problems.

Seal Entry Points

Seal any cracks, gaps, or openings in your home’s exterior to prevent pests from entering. Pay special attention to areas around windows, doors, pipes, and utility lines.

Maintain Cleanliness

Keep your living spaces clean and clutter-free to minimise food crumbs and leftovers enticing pests. Regularly vacuum, sweep, and mop floors, and promptly clean up spills and crumbs.

Proper Food Storage

Store food items in airtight containers to prevent pests like ants, rodents, and pantry pests from accessing them. Be sure to also dispose of garbage regularly and keep bins tightly sealed.

Trim the bushes

Trim back bushes, trees, and shrubs close to your home to reduce hiding spots and entry points for pests.

Monitor Moisture

Address any moisture issues in your home, such as leaks or standing water, as excess moisture can attract pests like gnats and midges.

Use Fly Screens

Install screens on windows and doors to prevent flying insects from entering your home while allowing you to enjoy a summer breeze.

Use Natural Repellents

Consider incorporating natural repellents to deter pests from your BBQ area. For example, you can place citronella candles or torches around the perimeter of your outdoor space to help repel gnats and other flying insects. Planting pest-repelling herbs such as basil, mint, or rosemary nearby can also help keep pests at bay.

Cover Food and Rubbish

Keep all food and garbage tightly covered during BBQs to minimise attractants for pests. Use food covers or mesh screens to protect dishes and platters from pests while on display. Promptly dispose of food scraps or garbage in sealed containers to prevent pests from accessing them. Additionally, consider placing bins away from the BBQ area and emptying them regularly to reduce the likelihood of attracting pest

Professional Pest Control

Consider hiring a professional pest control service, like Aim Environmental, for regular inspections and treatments tailored to your specific pest control needs.

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