Fall is here, and the world around us is changing into a cooler more beautiful setting. Fall doesn’t only bring new colors and north winds, it also signals the beginning of the period in which many animals and pests seek shelter for the upcoming winter, among them a whole slew of fall pests that can, and will, invade our homes, sheds, and other places where they can find warmth.
Fall pests can include rodents, roaches, and spiders, some of which can carry disease and cause structural damage to your home. Others can cause house fires by gnawing through wires, or nest in the insulating layer of your house, causing thousands in damage, making you wonder if there is anything you can do to prevent these problems.
Prevent Fall Pests from Invading
Fortunately, as in many other instances, prevention is key. Fall pests are seeking warmth, just like you would when the air starts getting crisp and cold. They are looking for a place where food is readily available and they can easily find materials to build their nests. Because of this, one of the best ways to prevent an invasion of fall pests is to keep your house clean at all times. This means that right as summer is ending, a deep cleanup is warranted. Doing so will help you get rid of all the dust and dirt that might have accumulated in those far to reach areas in which pests love to live.
Other ways to help prevent fall pests from entering your home are to install door sweeps that will stop them from crawling in under the door, placing screens on vents and in chimneys, sealing cracks and crevices, especially those in which utility pipes enter your home, together with replacing any loose mortar that can be found both indoors and out, most particularly in basements and foundations. A reliable pest control company can assist with ensuring your home is free from entryways for pests. As always, keeping food in airtight containers will prevent the access of pests to your food, something that will help prevent the spread of unwanted diseases.
Taking Action, Quickly and Efficiently
Even with all these preventive actions, it can sometimes happen that fall pests can beat you to the punch and invade your home before you get around to taking appropriate measures to stop them. When this happens, your best bet is to give the experts at Raven Termite & Pest Control a call.
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