7 Tips to Prevent Fall Pests

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Pest Control Service for the Change of Seasons  

 
South Carolina’s most famous bugs may make their way into town during the summer, but it’s important not to let your guard down as the season changes. Just because the brutal heat of the summer dies down, doesn’t mean the threat of pest infestation disappears with it. 
 
The belief that all bugs die off when the temperatures drop is a common misconception, but neglecting to protect your property with pest control treatment could mean big problems.
 
Common Fall Pests include:
 
Summer pests like mosquitoes and ants are much easier to get rid of than those that show up in the fall. As some pests seek warmth and others search for a nice place to go into semi-hibernation, it’s important to find an effective pest control service to keep them from choosing your property as their new home. 
 
To avoid accidentally advertising your place to unwanted visitors, follow these simple pest prevention tips and contact Home Pest Control to schedule your fall treatment. 
 
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Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall Pests

 

1. Seal Cracks and Crevices 

Bugs and rodents are sneaky creatures who can slip into your home through even the tiniest of cracks. Use caulk or steel wool to seal any cracks and crevices on the outside of your home or business to cut them off before they have a chance to sneak in. 
 

2. Keep Counters Clean


We love a fall gathering, but while you’re spending time with friends and family, be sure to keep any food on the counter covered to prevent bugs from joining the party.
 
Storing food in airtight containers is the easiest way to prevent a pest problem; this includes pet food and open bags. 
 

3. Keep Garbage Cans Closed

Open garbage cans inside and outside of your home are a wide-open invitation for fall insects of all shapes and sizes to feast. Be sure to keep all of your garbage bags sealed and bins closed to prevent rummaging.
 

4. Control Moisture in Your Home

Fall pests love a wet, moist environment, which makes basements, attics, and crawl spaces a perfect breeding ground for them to thrive. Use a dehumidifier to control moisture and protect these bug-prone areas from infestation. 
 
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5. Keep Your Firewood Pest-Free

There’s nothing like a good fire pit in the fall, but there’s also no better way to ruin your s’more party than by discovering your wood is infested. Store any firewood or yard waste at least 20 feet away from your house and off the ground. 
 
Mice, ants,  and termites love to nest in wood, so be sure to investigate the wood before you use it—especially if it’s coming inside your home! 
 
 
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6. Check for Open Vents

Attic vents, pet doors, and chimneys are easy entrances for pests to invade. While these entryways can’t be sealed, it is a good idea to put a screen over them to keep pests out. 
 

7. Schedule Your Fall Pest Prevention Service

Fall is a time for drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes, apple picking, and enjoying the outdoors--not stressing about pests. Protect your home ahead of time by signing up for a year-round treatment plan with the professionals here at Home Pest Control today! 
 
No matter what fall pest you’re dealing with, we’ve got just what you need to get them out of your home and make sure they don’t come back! 
 

Schedule a pest control service now!

 

September 2, 2021


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