Nothing ruins the holidays quite like a pest infestation. Fall pest prevention is a great way to keep those opportunistic bugs out of your home. Cooler temperatures are sending the bugs looking for a warm place to overwinter, so it’s best to act fast. Here are a few fall pest prevention tips to keep your holidays pest-free.
A foundation is a common place for pesky insects to wriggle or crawl their way into your home. Check for any cracks or gaps in the foundation, sealing them up to prevent an infestation. Don’t forget to check around electrical and plumbing lines, as these are also common entry points.
Bugs love to hang out on window sills and around doors in the fall. Don’t let them find a way inside. Seal up any gaps around your windows and doors and make sure your screens aren’t damaged in any way.
Safely check your roof for damaged shingles or any other possible entry point. Cleaning out your gutters will also help in pest prevention as mosquitoes lay their eggs in clogged gutters to overwinter.
Cockroaches and ants love a free meal and they’re happy to bring their friends. Clean up your kitchen and any other place where you and your family eat. Properly store food in sealed containers and don’t leave food out unattended. Frequently take out the trash and keep it in a sealed container, far from any entrances to your home.
If you can turn your home into a barren desert for bugs, then you’ll greatly reduce their populations. Check in the kitchens and bathrooms for leaky pipes and search your attic and basement for any leaks or dampness. Use a dehumidifier in areas that are damper than other parts of the house.
The best fall pest prevention is a solid pest control program. Here at TruGreen Midsouth, we have just that. Our Pest Control and Mosquito Control programs are designed to keep you and your family safe from pests all year long.
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