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As the temperatures increase, many pests are coming out of their hiding places during the cooler months. Many animals and insects mate during spring, so expect to see more of them this season. Fortunately, there are different ways you can protect your home from these creatures. 

Spring and Summer Pests

Ants

Ants are often searching for food during the warmer months, which attracts them to your home. Rains during spring also cause ants to leave their colonies to go to higher ground. 

Mosquitoes

Standing water from spring rains encourages mosquito reproduction. These insects are usually more active in spring to prepare for summer, which is their peak season.

Termites

Termite season starts in spring because it is when they leave their nests to begin new colonies. 

Flies

Flies mature in spring and will start to go to houses in search of food. These insects love liquids and sweet food. 

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be a problem throughout the year. However, they tend to increase during the warmer months due to increased travel during school breaks.

How to Deter These Pests

Get Rid of Standing Water

You can prevent standing water in your gutters by regularly clearing fallen leaves and other debris. To minimize debris in the system, you can invest in quality gutter guards. 

Seal Cracks

Use silicone caulk to seal cracks and crevices in your home, focusing on areas around utility pipes. Keep in mind that pests only need a tiny crack to penetrate your living spaces.

Use Screens

Screens help keep dust, dirt and pests out of your home. Add them to your attic vents, chimney openings, windows and doors. If you have existing screens with tears, be sure to repair them immediately. 

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