Prepare Your Home For Seasonal Invaders
As the vibrant colors of summer start to give way to the warm hues of autumn, it’s not just the leaves that change – pests also begin to shift their behaviors. With the change in seasons comes a new wave of pests looking for shelter. Your local pest control experts at Bug Zero have put together this guide to help you prepare your home for the impending pest invasion.
1. Seal Entry Points
The first line of defense against autumn pests is sealing any potential entry points into your home. Inspect your doors, windows, and foundation for cracks and gaps that pests could exploit. Use weather stripping and caulk to seal these openings, preventing pests from sneaking in.
2. Declutter and Clean:
Pests are attracted to clutter and crumbs, so take the time to declutter your living spaces. Remove any unnecessary items from your basement, attic, and closets, as these are common areas where pests like rodents and spiders seek refuge. Regular cleaning is also essential – vacuum carpets, mop floors, and wipe down surfaces to eliminate potential food sources.
3. Secure Food Storage:
Pests are often on the hunt for food as temperatures drop. Store your pantry items in airtight containers to prevent pests like ants, from feasting on your supplies. Also, don’t forget about your pet’s food – keep it in sealed containers and avoid leaving it out overnight.
4. Maintain Landscaping:
As leaves start to fall, they can create hiding spots for pests around your yard. Rake and dispose of fallen leaves promptly to reduce shelter for pests. Trim back overgrown vegetation and bushes, as they can provide hiding places for insects like spiders and ticks.
5. Repair Screens and Vents:
Screens on windows and vents can become damaged over time, providing easy access for pests. Check screens for holes or tears and repair them as needed. Make sure your vents have tight-fitting covers to prevent pests from entering your home through these openings.
6. Schedule Professional Pest Control:
If you want to be proactive in keeping autumn pests at bay, consider contacting our team about our InsectaShield® Protection Plan. Bug Zero will identify potential problem areas, and provide tailored solutions to protect your home from seasonal invaders.
As autumn approaches, take these proactive steps to ensure that your home remains pest-free during the changing seasons. Remember that professional pest control is always an option for comprehensive protection. With these precautions in place, you can fully enjoy the beauty of fall without the unwanted company of pests.