Fall is Here - Pest Control Tips That Can Help

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http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com/ - Fall is a wonderful time of year with the crisp air, the leaves changing color and falling off trees in anticipation of the coming winter months. Fall is also a great time to have an exterminator and a handyman (or a company that does both!) take a look around your home & point out any possible changes you could make to prevent any pest infestations during the winter months.

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Fall is Here:

These Pest Control Tips Can Help Fall is Here

‘Tis the Season:

‘Tis the Season Bugs, rodents, and other pests want shelter from the coming cold weather just like we do, and their best bet is your home. Protecting your house this season is key to making certain you don’t have an ongoing pest problem to deal with.

Close it Up:

Close it Up This is the time to open your windows and let that cool fall air in, but before you do, you need to consider the state of your windows & doors. Make certain you’ve installed door sweeps on all of your exterior doors and repair any damaged screens you’ve noticed. If there is loose weather stripping around your windows, repair that as well. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com

A Nice Warm Fire:

A Nice Warm Fire Your fireplace may mean a source of heat and beauty for you, but for pests, it’s the perfect way to gain access to your house. Make certain you get a screen over any vents and openings to your chimney and seal any cracks or crevices you happen to notice.

A Clean Kitchen:

A Clean Kitchen Your kitchen is the heart of your home & keeping it pest free is an absolute must. Make sure you take out the trash regularly, sweep & mop the floor often & do your dishes as you use them. You’ll have a better chance of keeping pests out of you home if you eliminate any potential food source.

The Foundation of the Problem:

The Foundation of the Problem This is also a great time to carefully look at the foundation of your home. Hire a handyman to seal up any cracks , particularly where utilities or pipes happen to come in, and replace any loose mortar or weather stripping around the foundation.

Keeping Moisture at Bay:

Keeping Moisture at Bay Pests need shelter, food, and water, just like we do, and you can make certain they don’t have any access to water by checking for leaking pipes and clogged drains on a regular basis. If you do have a leaking pipe, call a plumber or handyman to repair it .

Fido and Fluffy:

Fido and Fluffy Your dog and cat may have shelter for the winter, but have you thought about your pet food containers? If you simply leave pet food right out for them all of the time, you’re inviting problems from rats, mice, and other pests . Make certain that your pet food supplies are kept in a secure location, and that goes for bird seed and squirrel food too.

Your Beautiful Lawn:

Your Beautiful Lawn If pests can find a way to hide close to your home, they will, so keep your shrubs as well trimmed as possible. Keep mowing until the grass stops growing for the year, and make certain that your firewood pile is at least twenty feet away from your house to keep wood devouring insects at bay.

Have A Professional Out:

Have A Professional Out This is a great time to have an exterminator and a handyman (or a company that does both!) take a look around your home & point out any possible changes you could make to prevent any pest infestations during the winter months. Schedule a yearly checkup with them every fall to make certain pest control problems aren’t your problem.

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