ROANOKE, Va. -

Insects and pests can be an issue any time of year but they become more active during the spring and summer months.

There are a few things you can do around the home yourself to prevent pests:

1). Seal any cracks and crevices around foundation.

2). Fix leaky pipes or any other areas that produce moisture around your home.

3). Trim trees and bushes.

4). Repair screens.

5). Place woodpiles away from your home.

Be sure to watch WDBJ7 Mornin' between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5th as we talk with experts at Bug Man Exterminating for more helpful tips on pest prevention.