How To Protect Your Home This Fall Against Pests

Posted on: 24 September 2020

Fall is a beautiful time of year, fields are being plowed for harvest, trees are beginning to lose their leaves, and the weather changes throughout the day from chilly to warm and back to chilly again. Fall is when you begin seeing a lot of pests you didn't see as often during the summer and spring months. These pests are going to need a warm place to stay and food to eat, and your home may be where they decide to reside. Here are a few things you should do to protect your home from these pests.

Spray The Perimeter

Spray the perimeter of your home with a pesticide to help repel and kill fall insects such as spiders, which you may start seeing in abundance. Some of these spiders may be perfectly harmless, while others could have the potential to do harm, such as brown recluse spiders. While potentially harmless, you still don't want them in your home, or you don't want their webs all over your home (interior or exterior). Spray the perimeter, especially around the foundation of your home to repel these pests and to kill any that are residing close to your home to prevent them from getting inside. You can also spray the perimeter inside your home as well, especially in the dark, dank areas such as a basement or crawl space.

Put Away Seeds And Fertilizer

Grass seed and fertilizer, as well as birdseed, can all provide food for pests, such as rodents. Put these things away into an airtight container to prevent these types of pests from getting into your garage and having a feeding frenzy. If you end up with rodents, they could make way for other pests to get into your garage or home as well. Any other things that can be used for food or lure in pests should also be put away in an airtight container.

Clean Up Your Yard

Fall is the time of year when you begin putting away all of your summer items. Clean up your yard as you're putting things away, and don't stack up items around your home if you can avoid it. This can provide a nice cover for pests, which can eventually come into your home if that area gets too cold, or they begin to run out of food. 

Protect your home this fall by using the tips above. If you end up with an issue, hire a pest control company for help.


From Skunks to Bugs

Almost any animal can become a household pest if the situation is right. Skunks, for example, usually build their nests outdoors, but if you happen to have a hole in your garage wall, a skunk might move in and take advantage of your warmth. Rats can also move into your home, as can a variety of insects, from earwigs to ants. If you would like to learn more about detecting these pests, getting rid of them, and keeping them away, then read the articles here. We are not pest control professionals ourselves, but we do have a lot of knowledge about this topic, and we're excited to share that knowledge with you.


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