In case you haven’t noticed, the air is starting to shift and the nighttime temps are starting to plummet. This can mean only one thing, fall is in the air. Before you know it, we will be facing reeling cold weather as winter comes rushing in. With the change in the weather, it also means that there are going to be several different pests that are trying to make their way into your house. As a homeowner, there are several things you can do to get your home ready for fall and the pests that come with it. Effective Pest Services is here to share some home maintenance tips that can help you prevent a pest infestation.
How Can I Keep My Home Pest Free?
If you are like many homeowners, you would rather keep pests out than have to get rid of an infestation later. Here are some maintenance tips that are essential in keeping pests out of your home as we enter the fall season:
– Declutter the Garage: Garages are often a place where you put things you don’t know what else to do with. They can quickly start to fill up with a large amount of clutter. Between cardboard boxes, outdoor equipment, pet food, newspapers, and other junk, it leaves plenty of places for pests to nest in your garage. When you declutter the garage, you get rid of these possible nesting places.
– Seal Pest Entries: There are more than likely several places where pests can sneak into your house. A thorough inspection can help you uncover places where pests can make their way into your home. Mice can squeeze through incredibly small holes. Spiders and other insects can also get into your house through small cracks around doors and windows. You need to check screens for any holes or rips as well.
– Clean Up the Yard: the fall season brings with it leaves and twigs falling all over your yard. It is important to clean up this leaf litter as it can often house pests. Leaves on the ground and in your landscaping can retain moisture that attracts pests.
– Fix Moisture Problems: If you have any pipes leaking or standing moisture anywhere on your property, it is vital that you fix the problem. It can lead to pest infestations as most pests are going to be attracted to excessive moisture. Check all of your sinks and plumbing for any sign of leaks.
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If you haven’t gotten your home ready for the fall season and have a pest problem on your hands, you can turn to the pest professionals at Effective Pest Services to help. We will be able to help you get rid of any pest infestations or issues you might be dealing with. It is our goal to make sure your home is pest free this fall. Call us today!