Contrary to popular belief, fall is a very active time for most pests! Preparing for winter puts a lot of tasks on their to-do lists. And while that might not spook you, this might: The number one thing on that to-do list is to find a way into your home! Keep reading for some helpful tips for dealing with pests during fall.
Keeping Pests Out of Your Home
Your home is the perfect shelter for most pests, and they’ll be looking for a way in during this time of year. Thankfully, there are a lot of things you can do to keep this from happening.
It’s a good idea at the beginning of each season (or at least the beginning of spring and fall) to check your home for potential pest entry points. Take a look at the weather stripping on all your doors, and replace it if it’s worn out. If you don’t already have weather stripping, now’s the time to install it!
And while doors and windows are common entry points, don’t forget about those out-of-site areas where pests might sneak in. Take some time to visually sweep your house. Check anywhere where a pipe enters or exits your home, and make sure there aren’t gaps around them in the walls. Be sure to check your chimney if you have one, as well as door and window screens.
Get rid of any standing water around your house, and take care of any leaks or drips. Store all of your food in airtight containers, and make sure you’re taking your garbage out frequently. It’s also helpful to keep any shrubbery up against your home neat and tidy! Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home to avoid termite problems.
The Foolproof Way to Deter Pests During Fall
There are a lot of things you can do around your home to keep pests away, but sometimes it just isn’t enough. Some pests are just annoying, and you shouldn’t have to put up with them in your home and around your family. But some pests are actually dangerous, or could end up costing you a lot of money down the road.
Rodents and termites can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time and, oftentimes, you aren’t aware of them until it’s too late! Some spiders are venomous, rodents can spread a number of diseases, and even roaches can cause allergic reactions—especially in children.
The best thing you can do for you and your family is to prevent these pests in the first place with routine pest control services. The alternative is to call the experts as soon as you notice an infestation! The sooner you ask for help, the less expensive and easier it will be for the pest control specialists to get the job done.
Vulcan Termite & Pest Control Inc. has been helping people get rid of pests during fall since 1965. We handle a wide variety of pests, including rodents, mosquitoes, termites, yard insects, and household insects. Our family-owned company offers truly custom services instead of your average one-size-fits-all approach. Get in touch with us today to set up an appointment. We look forward to serving you!