With the cooler temperatures and the leaves changing color, now is the time to play defense. Not on a football field, but around your home. Many bugs and rodents seek shelter from the cold weather by taking up residence in your home to overwinter. Overwintering is the process when bugs seek warm climate control environments to hunker down until the return of warmer weather.
It is best to be proactive rather than reactive when dealing with unwanted house guests. Perform a detailed inspection attempting to locate any pest entrances around the exterior of home. Seal all gaps around doors and windows with weather stripping, siding, and pipes entering residence with silicone caulk. For gaps too wide to caulk, stuff copper mesh to prevent pest entry. Rodents are unable to gnaw through the copper mesh. Be sure to keep all shrubbery and tree branches trimmed around the home reducing nesting areas and removing any gateways in contact with the home.
Additional Fall Pest Prevention Tips
- Seal and cap chimney
- Repair or replace any torn screens
- Do not store firewood near the home
- Seal all pet food in slick plastic containers
- Do not forget to clean out all gutters removing all leaves and debris
- Use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in basements, crawl spaces and attics.
- Use gravel around the exterior base of home, rather than mulch, to reduce moisture
If you see an infestation, contact a Southern & Sovereign Pest Control today. One of our pest experts will assess and determine the most effective methods of extermination for your specific problem. Call 1-800-627-0577 for more details or to schedule an appointment.
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