Spring is the time to take to the great outdoors in search of new adventures and activities. From ballgames to camping to an early season trip to the beach, spring recharges everyone’s batteries and sense of adventure.

For pests, spring is also an adventurous time to explore new things, including your home or place of business. Have you ever watched a colony of ants form a trail along a sidewalk searching for food? It is simply fascinating unless that trail is headed to your back door or patio!

Griffin Pest Solutions knows a thing or two about spring pests and has come up with the following tips to keep adventurous insects from making your home part of their itinerary.

Ants – Ants can be found both indoors and outdoors, and are more than just a nuisance to your backyard picnic. Ants will move into your home’s kitchen, bathroom or bedrooms or attempt to take over a restaurant kitchen as they aggressively forage for food. They can spoil food and spread harmful bacteria.

Griffin Pest Solutions’ Prevention Tip:

Clean up spilled food and liquids, and eliminate excess moisture sources. Seal up cracks and openings around your foundation, and keep landscape plants and vegetation trimmed. Rinse out recycled cans and bottles.

Flies – Spring brings all sorts of flying objects including baseballs, golf balls and flies! Flies are not only a nuisance but they are major league spreaders of harmful bacteria.

Flies feed on garbage, organic matter and filth and when they are done feasting on yesterday’s dinner they will fly off and land on your outdoor patio table or kitchen counter. House and fruit flies are two of the most commonly encountered flying pests and good sanitation practices are the key to grounding them.

Griffin Pest Solutions’ Prevention Tip:

Place garbage in sealed containers and empty the container frequently. Keep food in sealed containers, and repair torn window and door screens. In commercial kitchens eliminate excessive moisture and clean drains on a monthly basis.

Stinging Insects – Stinging insects can make their presence felt in the spring as the temperatures rise and they look to establish nesting sites. It is important to respect the stinging power these pests possess as they buzz around your garden or backyard patio. Like flies, stinging insects are attracted to food so keep your backyard buffet covered in sealed dishes and clean up food spills and garbage.

Griffin Pest Solutions’ Prevention Tip:

If you spot of nest in and around your home, call Griffin Pest Solutions immediately. Attempting to remove the nest yourself can be dangerous to you, your family, and neighbors.

If you have a problem with or questions about household pests call or e-mail Griffin Pest Solutions at (888) 547-4334 or callcenter@http://griffinpest.com/.

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