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It’s That Time of Year Again

Here in Coon Rapids, residents are already starting to notice pest activity increasing as it warms up outside. Whether it’s those pesky Asian ladybug beetles, box elder bugs, wasps, ants, centipedes, or our 8-legged spider friends, warm weather gets all the bugs on the move. Keeping all of these creepy-crawlies out of your home is the tricky part since homes and other structures have everything pests need to thrive: food, water and harborage.

Home is Where the Nest Is

Once temperatures (finally) start to rise, and pest activity starts to pop up, a lot of misconceptions are made that those pests are just now moving into your home. What’s actually going on in the majority of cases is those pests have been living in your home all winter. Bugs don’t die off, freeze out or hibernate over the winter. What they do in the fall is search for protected areas to overwinter, and one of the most common swarm destinations is the wall voids of homes. Once they squeeze into the walls from outside, they can utilize your home’s heat to set up a cozy nesting site and ride out the long, cold winter. They will be very inactive, and won’t move around much, which is why you won’t notice much activity, but they are definitely still there!

The Four Seasons

What many Coon Rapids residents love about living here is the fact that we experience all 4 seasons, even though there are mixed emotions about our winters. These changes in seasons and weather patterns also make different pest activity prevalent at different times of the year. This is why a seasonal pest control service is necessary to protect your home year-round. This year-round protection is exactly what Rove Pest Control’s quarterly general pest control treatments focus on. With each interior/exterior service, the primary goal is to break up the nesting sites and reproductive cycles of various pests around your home and yard.

Rove’s Got You Covered

When Rove Pest Control comes out to treat your home, our technicians power spray around the exterior and foundation of the home, creating a bug barrier to keep them out. We’ll also spray up in the eaves for spiders, wasps, box elders, etc. Our inside service focuses on getting a product in those areas where pests typically squeeze in and out of the home (window tracks, entry ways, and around plumbing under sinks). Our crack and crevice treatment focuses on those dark areas where spiders, centipedes and millipedes like to hide out. Our perimeter yard granulation creates a secondary barrier in the yard to keep ants, spiders, ticks, etc. from migrating towards your home. We also provide a full service guarantee, so that in-between your seasonal treatments, if additional activity pops up, we will return free of charge to re-treat any problem areas. Call you Rove specialist for a free estimate today!

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