Extreme weather conditions can often worsen the situation. Yes, we need to protect our homes from the damage of the storm. We need to prepare for the devastating effect that a storm can bring. The storm can damage doors and windows and even roofs and we need to control the damage as well. However, other than downed trees and standing water many other threats lurk around. The pest and insects find their way for higher grounds and they often find their way to our home. Hence, we must prepare for the spike in pest and animal infestation at home after the storm and perform animal control and pest control checks.
There are some activities that need to be completed even before the storm arrives. Once the news of storms has started rolling in, we need to work on structural issues of the building. So, all the cracks should be sealed. Silicon-based caulk can be used to seal such cracks. All the water damages at the building should all be fixed. The pest breeding sites like garbage must be kept away from the house, so the pests should be kept away. However, the same exercise must be done after the storm as well to check whether there have been any structural damages to the building. Ensure to fix the issues immediately after the storm before any infestation.
The standing water can be the breeding ground for the mosquitos. The mosquitos are never friendly guests at home and can spread diseases. Thus it is very important to clean the standing water in and around the area. The storm brings the rain and that can potentially turn your home into a vulnerable target of the mosquitos. So, ensure that the water is removed.
Extended power outage and other challenges can result in spoiled food. This is a very common problem during the storm. However, that can actually create more problems. It can attract pests like flies, cockroaches, rats, and others. Hence, we need to ensure that all the spoiled food is thrown away to the garbage dump and house cleaned. If not, we would create a breeding ground for the pests at home.
The storm can create structural damages as well. Water damages are more dangerous as they can facilitate infiltration and also attract termites. You would never want your home to have a damp condition. The water damages are ideal for the pest to breed and stay. Hence, ensure that all the damages are fixed immediately and all the precautionary actions are taken to stop the pest infestation.
Pest Control Service
An inspection must be called from the pest control service team. The professional services ensure that your home is checked for any possible infestation. If unfortunately, it has been infested after the bad weather conditions, the team of experts can help you to eradicate the problem. The range of problems can wide. However, the professional team is capable of handling a variety of pest infestation as and when required.
Extreme weather conditions can attract pest infestation, but if we are alert enough then the risk can be averted.