With fall upon us, the warmth of homes is attractive to both people and pests. Rodents such as mice and rats, and insects like cockroaches and spiders, are trying to find their way inside to escape the incoming cold. Once inside, rodents and insects can turn into more than just pests – but health and property concerns.
To keep your home pest-free this fall, Aerex Pest Control suggests these pest-proofing tips:
-Fix any leaky pipes or clogged drains. Moisture sites are practically an invitation for a pest invasion
-Seal cracks and crevices around the home using caulk, paying close attention to utility pipe entrances
-Dispose of garbage regularly
-Keep food in airtight containers at all times
-Inspect boxes and bags carefully before bringing them into the home
-Install door sweeps
-Repair any damaged screens
-Keep firewood at least 20 feet away from your home
If you suspect a pest infestation in your home contact Aerex Pest Control to inspect, identify and treat the problem. For more information on pest-prevention and the pests we treat, visit our residential pest control page. Or just call us!