Rose Pest Solutions encourages public awareness of household pests in April
Pest Proofing the House
This April, Rose Pest Solutions is proud to celebrate National Pest Management Month, which is formally recognized each year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The observance acknowledges the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health and property from common household pests such as rodents, ants, termites, bed bugs and cockroaches.
Education: The First Defense
During National Pest Management Month, Rose encourages public awareness of pests and reminds homeowners to pest-proof the home this spring. Take a few minutes to educate yourself about a specific pest you’ve seen around your house in the past. As the seasons are changing, insects will come out of dormancy and rodents will be on the move looking for food sources. Not to mention, it’s baby animal season. There’s still time to add some pest-proofing tasks to your spring cleaning list to make sure these bugs and critters don’t end up where they don’t belong.
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“As the weather continues to warm, pests will begin to emerge from their overwintering sites and look for food indoors. To prevent an infestation, homeowners should take some time to pest-proof their home in the coming weeks,” said Bill Hastings, Director of Specialty Services at Rose Pest Solutions. “From sealing openings and removing debris around the foundation of the home to eliminating sources of moisture indoors, a few simple home maintenance projects can keep pests from causing problems this spring.”
How to pest proof the house
NPMA experts also recommend the following tips to add to the spring cleaning check list:
- Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles.
- Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.
- Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.
- Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.
- Eliminate sources of standing water around the house, including birdbaths and in clogged gutters.
- Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
- Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.’
- Avoid leaving pet’s food dishes out for long periods of time.
Professional Pest Management
“Taking preventative measures is the best defense against pests, but occasionally an unwanted critter can sneak by unnoticed,” added Hastings. “If an infestation is suspected, contact a licensed pest professional to treat the problem.”
Rose Pest Solutions is not only one of the most experienced pest prevention companies in Chicago, but we are THE oldest and most experienced in America! Rose dates all the way back to Civil War times…1860! Check out Rose’s History in leadership!
Although methods, products and environmental consciousness has changed since 1860, our standards in service remain on the forefront of the pest management industry. As a family company, we want you to feel peace of mind knowing that your home and family is protected against the many pest-related threats and diseases out there while you’re under our care.
Healthy Home Maintenance Programs
One of our most popular prevention programs, our Healthy Home Maintenance Programs are designed to fit your individual needs. Separated into three tiers, you can choose the level of protection your home and family needs.
- Pill bugs
- Other common crawling insects
- All pests covered by the Basic plan plus:
- Rodent control
- All pests covered by the Basic and Gold plans plus:
- Asian beetles
- Boxelder bugs
- Other flying and stinging insects
Your safety is our top priority. There are many pests out there that could harm your health that you may not have known about. Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, Cockroaches and Asthma, Rodents and Hantavirus, Stinging insects and Allergic reactions…those are just some examples of the things you can prevent while under the care of a pro at Rose.
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Your health and home deserve to be protected. Reach out today for a free quote.