Fall creates the perfect time for pests to start looking for a good place to hold up through the winter. They want warm somewhere, have available food, and feel secure. Pests like ants, stick bugs, cockroaches, wasps, and beetles are considered “fall crawl” bugs because you will find them crawling in or around your home more often.
To protect your home from pests this fall, you have to:
- Seal Entry Points
This is the most important thing you can do to help to reduce the number of pests you will find in your home. There are so many entry points and some of them might even surprise you. When temps start to drop, food and shelter become very hard to find outdoors and so pests start to look inside homes. They start to invade space that isn’t theirs. Make sure you weatherproof windows and doors and make sure that all ledges are secured and sealed off. Check for gaps on the exterior or even weak areas that might hold some light water damage. Use caulk on areas of your home like the bathroom or kitchen that are prone to cracks and leaks. A tiny crack can allow pests to sneak in.
- Clean Up
Pests are attracted to so many things around your home, water and shelter are just two of them. Food is the top one. If you have food that is easily accessible, you have given a pest everything that they need to stick around for the fall and winter. However, there are other things that pests are attracted to such as firewood that is right next to the house, this is a perfect burrowing spot. Firewood should be stored at least 3 feet away from your home. Clutter is another perfect place for pests to burrow into. Old paper and fabric are just two places that pests will go to stay warm.
- Pest Control
Fall is the perfect time to call in pest control because winter is just right around the corner and that means pests are looking for a place to bunk down during those cold months. By hiring a pest control company, you can decrease the chances of it being your home that pests stay warm and cozy in.
Wildout Animal and Pest Control can help with keeping pests away from your home or taking care of pets who are currently wreaking havoc in your home. All you have to do is give them a call: 844-945-3688. Wildout can help you to seal up entry points (even the ones that you wouldn’t think about) and they can rid your home of any current pests. They can also offer a service that keeps pests from coming back. Wildout can even restore any damage to your home that pests have created, such as attic restoration. They look to serve your pest removal needs without the hassle and stress, which is super important during the fall, where holidays are also just right around the corner.