The very best part about March’s arrival is the fact that spring arrives this month too! It is time to take a big deep breath of fresh air and rejoice in the fact that you have almost made it through another long, dreary winter! Sure, there are plenty of spring chores that need to be completed in the next few months, but somehow, just knowing that the winter is soon coming to a close, they don’t seem so burdensome, do they? Have you made your spring to-do list yet? Well, just in case you are not sure where to begin, here are some things to keep in mind.
Open all of your windows and let the fresh air in. Blow out that stale winter air (and the germs that are in it)!
Change the batteries in your smoke detectors. It is best to do this twice a year.
Give your home a deep clean. Wash winter curtains, tablecloths, and doilies.
Break out those wonderful spring/summer colors from storage and hang light drapes and put on those spring bed spreads.
Tackle that renovation job in the living room that you’ve been talking about.
Have your carpets deep cleaned.
Clean out your garage that has accumulated too many things this past winter.
Change the tires on your vehicle and bring it in for an oil change and tune up.
Purchase new wiper blades and have them installed.
Give your car a wash to remove any salt and debris from winter.
Take your vehicle in for a detailing.
Apply fertilizer to your lawn and shrubs.
Pay your taxes. Both property tax and income tax comes due in spring. Make sure your pest control plan is up to date.
You know, many people have spring to-do lists that closely resemble this one, but oftentimes they forget the last (and perhaps the most important) item. Have you thought about pest control this spring? Most people understand the importance of keeping their pets inoculated against fleas, ticks, and mites, and are pretty good about applying the liquid or purchasing those pills from the vet; yet they don’t give much thought to protecting themselves and their families from pests that can be just as harmful.
Mosquitoes, for instance, can carry and spread many dangerous viruses, including the most recent threat, the Zika Virus. Rodents can carry harmful bacteria and spread diseases from Hantavirus to the plague, and just as an added bonus, rodents bring in ticks and fleas which have their own host of issues! Cockroaches can bring anything from Salmonella to gastroenteritis and dysentery; and termites can silently eat away at the support beams of your home causing extensive damage. Having a year-round pest control plan in place is an important step in keeping you, your family, and your home safe.
If you live in St. Louis or Mid-Missouri, give Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions a call to set up your free inspection. We offer an affordable home pest control plan that will keep your home and your family safe from pests year-round. In fact, our Signature Pest Protection plan is one of the most comprehensive all-inclusive plans in the industry. Plus, it is backed by the Rottler Guarantee.
Check pest control off your spring to-do list with the help of Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, and you will be well on your way to enjoying those lazy, hazy days of summer!