Granite Bay is a beautiful area, situated right on Folsom lake. Residents can enjoy a proximity to nature, excellent weather, hiking, swimming, and some amazing neighborhoods. It’s a great place to live, though there are unfortunately plenty of bugs that might agree. We’ll talk a little bit about what types of bugs you might see in Granite Bay, how to keep them out of your home, and what you can do if you come across any of them in or around your home.
What Types of Bugs Are
Common In Granite Bay?
There are several types of bugs residents might see in and around Granite Bay.
We’ll discuss some of the more common ones you might encounter, and talk about how to recognize when they’ve become a problem. Among the most common are ants, spiders, wasps, cockroaches, earwigs, and termites. Residents might also come across rodents in the area, including both rats and mice.
How To Keep Bugs Out
of Your Granite Bay Home
There are several steps you can take to minimize the risk of bugs making their way into your home.
We’ll talk a little bit about some important steps you can take to keep your home safe, and many of these steps help you avoid infestations not from just one, but several of the pests we’ve discussed so far.
There are a lot of ways for bugs (and rodents) to get into your home. Pay particular attention to windows, doors, siding, and your foundation. Even the smallest gaps and cracks can be enough for pests to get through. Make sure your home is sealed up tight. Look out for cracks, crevices, broken parts of windows and doors, and any other gaps around your home. Promptly replacing or repairing broken windows or doors, installing weather stripping if you have gaps under doorways, and regularly inspecting your siding and foundation are important steps to take.
Reduce Food Sources
One of the reasons pests like our homes so much is that humans have plenty of food around. Not just in the kitchen, but in our gardens and in our bathrooms and our pets’ food bowls as well. Keep in mind that many of the pests we’ve discussed will go for raw produce in your garden if it isn’t picked when it falls off of plants and trees, pet food, and even trash that hasn’t been secured properly.
Reduce Water Sources
All insects need water to survive. Whether you’re talking about cockroaches, ants, or wasps, standing water and moisture can be highly attractive. Check your yard for standing water, and make sure that you’re not leaving them places to hydrate. Make sure that pets’ water bowls are emptied out at night before you go to bed at night, check underneath tarps if you use any in your yard, and make sure you don’t have any water leaks from pipes around the home.
Clear Clutter and Keep Your Home Maintained
We’ve already mentioned that siding, doors and windows can be targets for pests. Be sure that if they need repair you’re on top of it. Another important consideration to take is clutter. Most bugs love shelter, and they’ll make their way into piles of wood, unused furniture, anything left in piles in your yard, and piles of clutter in your home. The more clutter you have, the harder it might be, not only to find them, but to treat an infestation as well. Clutter will also make it more difficult for you to keep everything clean, and it can even hide sources of moisture that bugs are highly attracted to. For pests, the more clutter the better. For you, the more clutter the worse.
No matter what kinds of pests you have in your Granite Bay home, or how far an infestation has gotten, we can help.
We have the tools, the expertise, and the experience to help you keep your home safe from future infestations and treat existing ones. Some pests can be hard to even find in the first place, and we can help with that as well.
We offer regular inspections and proactive maintenance that can help you avoid infestations in the first place.
Inspections are key to pest control as they give us insights about potential pest problems that we can use to best address an infestation or help you take steps to avoid them in the first place. We can help you determine if you have even hard to find pests, like house mice or termites before they get out of control. We recommend quarterly inspections, since during each season, new pests can become problems, and with quarterly inspections, we can help you make sure your home stays safe for each one, giving you peace of mind year-round.
Whether you already have pest problems in your Granite Bay home and you’re looking for the best pest control near Granite Bay, or you want to take proactive steps and keep your home safe from future infestations, we’re here to help you find peace of mind. You can reach out 24/7 online here, or call us at (916) 668-8888.