Updated: Oct 31, 2019
Spring: Snowdrops and daffodils. Returning birds ‒ cardinals, swallows, swifts, cuckoos, nightingales. Red-tailed hawks in their courtship dances.
Everyone enjoys spring. The end of winter and the imminent return of long summer days. But the change of seasons also brings back the bugs. Lots and lots of bugs!
We’ve had a pretty cold winter thus far; and while that postpones the return of many of our least favorite insects, that’s all it does: defer the inevitable. And the inevitable includes some of most annoying pests of all - including mosquitoes, ants, house flies, moths, ticks, earwigs, spider mites and termites.
The good news is, there are a few easy steps you can take to get rid of the ticks, get rid of the mites, get rid of bed bugs and all the rest - plus disinfect your home - all with the help of careful planning and a little bit of Sterifab application.
Getting Rid of Mosquitoes
Remember, standing water is the ideal breeding place for mosquitoes, so get rid of as many sources as you can. Not only should you replace the water in bird baths every day, but you should also drain planters, kiddie pools and clear the gutters. It will also help if you cut the grass regularly and weed as often as needed. Oh yes, and check all your window and door screens. All a mosquito needs is a tiny hole to gain access to your home or office.
Getting Rid of Ants
Ants will go anywhere, anytime, to find food for the nest, and you need to be especially watchful in the Spring. Truth be told, pesticides like Sterifab are by far the best way to tackle an ant problem, although there are a few natural remedies you can try, if you must. If you start outside, you should spray a