North Alabama homeowners face challenges in May and June, as our lush and leafy natural surroundings come back to life. One of these is dealing with more pests — specifically spiders and ants.
As the days get sunnier, these critters get more active. It often feels like they’re determined to give up life outdoors and move in with us instead.
The Risks of Spiders and Ants in Your Home
Painful and dangerous bites are a threat from fire ants and from spiders like Black Widows and Brown Recluses — all found in the Tennessee Valley. Meanwhile, carpenter ants, also common in Madison County, can burrow into the wood in your rafters, walls, and fences — causing expensive structural damage.
That’s why professional pest control services are essential for Huntsville-area residents who want to prevent ants and spiders for the safety of their property, family, and pets.
If you don’t have one by this time of year, there are probably a few eight-legged intruders already lurking in the dark corners of your garage. Or an entire colony of odorous house ants could be scuttling along the kitchen windowsill, preparing to invade.
The time to act is now.
Early spring is almost over and the critter-incursion will intensify in June. Get spiders and ants out of your home, and keep them there, with help from our expert bug exterminators at Scout Pest Control.
How to Keep Spiders and Ants Out
There’s only one surefire way to prevent ants and spiders from being your uninvited summer house guests, and that’s to bring in a pest control expert.
Our General Pest Control Program is so effective that one service per season will usually take care of all your pest problems. This is how we save our customers money — there’s no monthly service charge. We warranty each home between visits and will be happy to return for free if you need us.
Give us a call today to find out how our long-lasting products and background-checked technicians offer you effective spider and ant control.
Then, try these three do-it-yourself tips for warding off a spider- or ant infestation. Disclaimer: These won’t do the job on their own! We recommend them only as a backup to our time-proven local services.
When you’re vacuuming and sweeping, pay attention to areas where spiders and ants like to hide, such as corners, baseboards, and under furniture. This helps eliminate crumbs or any other food source, and makes your home less likely to have a spider and ant problem (they love what we eat!).
Seal Entry Points
Inspect your home for gaps, cracks, or openings that spiders and ants will use to enter. Seal them up using caulk or weatherstripping.
Keep trees, shrubs, and plants well-trimmed and away from the windows and exterior walls. This leaves fewer pathways for ants and spiders to get in. Regularly mow the lawn and trim vegetation to discourage spiders and ant activity in your yard.
It’s a lot of work, right? We agree. If that’s got you thinking, I need a foolproof solution. I wonder who offers the best pest control services near me?, we hope you’ll check us out.