Even though the weather this week has been unseasonably warm, it’s still November which means Fall has arrived, and winter will be here before we know it. We get many customers who call with questions regarding fall pest-proofing their home. The National Pest Management Association has put together a good list of things you can do to decrease the chance unwanted pests will enter your home.
The NPMA recommends these fall pest-proofing tips:
- Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
- Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
- Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter.
- Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles.
- Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
- Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains.
- Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house; keep shrubbery well-trimmed.
- If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect, identify and treat the problem.
Visit www.pestworld.org for more information.