6 Tips To Prevent Fall Pests

Fall is a season of change and transition, and those changes don't just apply to the environment around us, as pests are also on the lookout for new homes. With the cooler temperatures and shorter days, many pests may seek shelter and warmth inside our homes. From rodents to spiders, pests can turn our cozy havens into full infestations. But, by taking the necessary preventative measures, it is possible to ensure your home remains pest-free and comfortable throughout fall. For comprehensive pest prevention services, contact Champion Termite and Pest Control, Inc. to request a free estimate.

Tips To Prevent Fall Pests

Seal Cracks & Crevices

Pests can potentially slip into your home through the tiniest of cracks and crevices on the exterior structure of your house. Sealing these entry points with weather-resistant caulk can be an effective way to prevent pests. This help keep out pests, but it also helps improve energy efficiency by preventing drafts and heat loss. Inspecting and sealing windows, doors, and foundation cracks annually is crucial to ensure a pest-free and comfortable living environment.

Tightly Sealed Garbage Cans

Tightly sealed garbage cans can be an excellent defense against fall pests. Open garbage cans are an open invitation for these pests to feast on discarded food and scraps, and once they find a food source, they'll keep coming back for more. By keeping your garbage bags sealed and your bins closed, you can prevent these unwanted visitors from rummaging through your trash and invading your home. This not only eliminates the annoying buzz of flies and the scourge of cockroaches, but it can also prevent potentially serious health risks associated with infestations of rodents and insects.

Keep Up With Yard Work

Keeping up with yard work is essential in preventing fall pests from invading your home. Leaf piles and overgrown lawns offer ample hiding spots for insects and other pests. Additionally, shrubs and plants that touch the house create a natural bridge for pests to access the interior. Finally, staying vigilant with firewood placement is critical since bugs tend to hide there.

Inspect Boxes

Inspecting boxes, package deliveries, and grocery bags before bringing them indoors can be the first line of defense in preventing fall pests from infesting your home. Especially when bringing decorations down from the attic, take the time to inspect them for any signs of pests that may have made a home in the boxes over the summer months. Pests like spiders, cockroaches, and earwigs can easily hide in these items and hitchhike their way into your home. It is important to shake them out or inspect them thoroughly before bringing them inside. Taking these simple preventative steps can save you from the headache of dealing with an infestation later on.

Control Moisture in Your Home

Florida experienced high humidity all year round. Many pests thrive in warm, moist environments, making your basement, attic, and crawl spaces their ideal habitat. By using a dehumidifier, you can regulate the humidity in your home to a level that is unfavorable for pests to breed and thrive. The reduction in humidity levels can thus be an effective long-term strategy to prevent fall pests and maintain healthy and pleasant living spaces.

Schedule Pest Control Maintenance

Aside from being a nuisance, pests can contaminate food, damage property, and pose a health hazard to your family and pets. That's why it's essential to schedule professional pest control preventative maintenance to keep fall pests at bay. A pest control professional can inspect your property for any signs of infestation, treat the areas with pest deterrents, and seal up entry points to prevent pests from entering your home.


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