Many pests will be becoming active early this year due to the mild winter. Here are a few tips on keeping them away from your house.
- Moisture is a main component of the spring. Heavy rains, water from snow runoff and rising ground water levels can lead to damp basements.
- Roof leaks, leaky skylights and water leaking around windows are all common places where carpenter ants go to nest in search of water.
- Ground water provides moisture for termites and other crawling insects. As mentioned earlier, termites swarm in spring.
- Carpenter bees are active, taking pollen from shrubs and plants and transporting it back to their nests – drilled, half-inch holes often found on garages and other areas around the home with an accumulation of sawdust and pollen around the hole.