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Why Year-Round Pest Control Is A Great Idea For Southern Maine Homeowners


As the seasons change, so do our habits. We trade in T-shirts and board shorts for coats and jeans. Instead of beach days, we have campfires. Pests, regardless of their species, make seasonal changes as well.

For pests, their behavioral changes are centered on survival. They need food, water, and shelter to remain alive and happy, so they have no problems being an uninvited guest of your Southern Maine home, whether it's summer or winter. Let's take a look at some pest prevention tips and why dealing with pests as they happen is a bad idea.

Our Pest Prevention Tips

Pests are motivated by their three basic needs more than anything else. Pest prevention relies on denying them food, water, and shelter. Stick to the following tips to remain successful:

  • Clean regularly: Pests like it dirty because they can hide more easily. Plus, the dirtier a place is, the more likely there is to be food or water available, which satisfies their needs. Make sure to wipe things down, sweep/vacuum, and store food properly.
  • Entry points: Pests get inside most of the time because they can. Cracks, holes, and crevices allow easy access, so make sure your home isn't a target by sealing these entry points.
  • Moisture prevention: Every living creature needs water. The drier your home is, the less likely pests of any kind will stick around. Check for leaks, standing water, and other water sources to keep the pests outside. 
  • Ongoing coverage: Professional pest control goes a long way in keeping your home protected against future infestations. Keeping this up in the summer and fall will keep you protected in winter and spring.

Case-By-Case Always Fails

Most homeowners are inclined to deal with pest problems case-by-case, especially in winter when pest activity is lower. However, this is a mistake that always causes more problems in the future. Some reasons for this include:

  • Reproduction: Most pests reproduce rapidly. If you see one or two pests, it's likely there are many more in hiding. In those situations, you're already too far behind to catch up.
  • Incomplete results: Sure, you may put a dent in the pest population, but by the time you're ready to take the fight to various pests, most have already hidden away. Only a fraction gets eliminated, and you'll face greater numbers the next time around.
  • Lack of resources: While many DIY solutions boast results, the truth is they're only minimally effective. They also don't deal with return appearances or changing pest behaviors due to weather changes.

Since pest behaviors change each season, a comprehensive approach is necessary. A comprehensive approach to pest control can only be achieved by a professional pest control company with an ongoing coverage plan.

Year-Round Pest Prevention With Big Blue Bug Solutions

The pests won't leave you alone, no matter what time of year it is. Considering some can threaten your health or safety, this is unacceptable. That's why our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions is committed to providing unmatched results with our ongoing pest control plans. With our residential pest control plan, we'll perform three preventive visits a year, and if a pest returns in between visits, we will, too — free of charge.

With more than 80 years of experience, our customers know they can count on us for complete pest control from start to finish all year long. If you're facing pest problems, then give our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions a call to schedule a free estimate or appointment.