Fall Pest Control: What to Watch Out For

mouse preventionPests can create quite a problem for you and your family, especially if you are homeowners. It is almost certain you will encounter at least one type of pest during the time you spend in your home. Pests can be a real nuisance, so it is best to put a little work towards prevention than to have to put in more work later.

Fall weather is especially suitable for pests to encroach on your home. With that in mind, here is a short list of the most common types of pests you can protect against, and the best ways to do it.

1. Ants

Ants are one of the most common pests people deal with. They live in colonies and easily breach the defences of your home to hunt for food and shelter. If they manage to do that, by the time you attempt to get rid of them, an ant infestation can be well out of your control.

In terms of prevention, the best thing to do is exercise proactive pest control to keep them from entering your home in the first place. Inspect your yard for anthills and remove them so their occupants don’t make their way into your home.

2. Rodents

Rodents can be especially pesky since they tend to chew through wires, cords, and installation, or they can come out at night and nibble on your food or furniture. That’s not to mention the health risks they pose to you and your family. In the fall, they tend to seek shelter from the colder weather and move indoors. If you want to stop them from moving into your home, search the outside of your house for any potential entry points and seal them. Just remember, any hole bigger than a bottle cap is big enough for rodents to enter through.

3. Biting Insects

Since the fall brings cooler weather, many insects look for shelter inside your home. A lot of them are biting insects, like spiders, which can be troublesome, especially if you have children. To prevent these insects from entering your home, be sure to properly seal all entry points to allow them no way to get in.

If you want to be absolutely sure you won’t have any pest problems this fall, you can also contact a pest professional to take care of your fall pest control for you. They are trained to thoroughly inspect your home for entry points you may not be able to see and set up devices to be on the lookout for harmful insects, rodents, and other potential intruders.

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