As soon as the nice weather hits, the windows and doors are opened for fresh air after a long hard winter. People invite the breeze in and get busy dusting the home. The only problem is that sometimes small pests answer the invitation as well. Spring is not just a time for people to get out and about, but for pests as well. That's why pest control in South Carolina includes being proactive from the first day the windows come open.

Homeowners may find that they even have some pests who sought out the warmth of their home. As the dusting and spring cleaning begins, nests may be found. As the nests get thrown out, take a few measures to prevent unwelcome guests from entering your home even as you try to get rid of the ones who came in from the cold.

  • Be extra diligent with the cleaning. You may be doing deep cleaning right now, but you need to take care to put some extra effort into the day to day tasks as well. This means wiping counters on a regular basis, keeping all food put up, and cleaning the floors daily.

  • Take shoes off at the door. You never know what you stepped in and you already need to vacuum on a daily basis. Don't add to the pest problem and list of chores by tracking things in from the outside.

  • Clean up around the yard. When the cold weather breaks, you will be able to see all the leaves and debris that have built up over the winter. These places make perfect retreats for pests, so be sure to clean them up as soon as possible.

  • Place insect repelling plants around the house. Mint is one of the most popular plants to help discourage pests from coming into your home. Place potted mint plants around the house to keep the pests away and help make your home smell fresh at the same time.


You may need to seek out professional pest control in South Carolina. Whether you need for them to come out and rid your house of pests or just give you some ideas on how you can keep your home pest free, Spartanburg pest control professionals can give you a hand. Keep in mind that no matter how diligent you may be, each pest has its own agenda as well as its own method of removal. You don't need to take the chance that your remedies won't work. Contact Thompson Pest Control today.

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We had extensive water intrusion that our inspector did not see. Thompson Brothers had to engage in grading, extensive digging, reinstallation of French drains, and install a new drainage field. The work was excellent. All personnel is polite, on time, and very professional. Highly recommend.

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