How To Protect Your Home From Seasonal Pests

You can’t afford to take your eye off the ball when it comes to protecting your home from pests.

Although there is a peak time for pests, no season doesn’t pose a pest problem.

Contact a pest service if you have issues with pests like rodents, bugs, or insects like mosquitoes.  

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Seal up your home

No matter what season you’re dealing with, you need to make sure your home is sealed and secure.

Although it seems obvious that you need to seal the doors and windows and have an adequate mosquito screen put up, there are other gaps and holes in your home to consider. 

In reality, your home is full of gaps and holes that rodents, bugs, and insects can exploit.

When the temperature starts to drop, these home pests find their way in through cracks in wires and pipes. You can seal up these holes using a silicone gun to block the holes.    

Store your food correctly

When it comes to the fall, the peak season for home pests is at an end, but that doesn’t mean you can drop your guard.

On the contrary, many of the pests that live outside during the warmer months find their way inside to take advantage of the warmth and food sources

A lot of the time, pests find their way inside by following the scent of food that is left out or spilled in the cupboards.

So the first thing you need to do to protect your home from seasonal pests is to make sure your grains and cereals are kept in Tupperware and stored in high places.  

Contact a pest service

Regardless of what stage of pest control you are at, it makes sense to have a pest control agency on hand to turn to when you need them. In the fall, the peak time for mosquitoes might have passed, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t an issue on your patio or inside your home. 

Mosquitoes issues are common in many locations, even in the fall.

Mosquitoes are not only bothersome, but they also carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile virus, dengue, and malaria, so you need to take care of these insects promptly. Contact a mosquito control service to help.   

Use alternative food sources

When it comes to protecting your home from seasonal pests, there are two main things you have to deal with first. First, of course, you need to seal up your home to prevent these pests from entering your home in the first place, but you also need to reduce the chances of pests finding their way in. 

Put your grains and cereals into dedicated Tupperware containers and put them in high places This reduces the scent and prevents the rodents from gnawing through the plastic and spilling the grains. It’s also a good idea to place an alternative food source outside to redirect attention. 

Seal your trash cans

Once again, you need to reduce interest in your home for pests by paying close attention to the availability of food. In addition, make sure your trash cans are properly sealed and only put them out when the refuse truck is scheduled to arrive. This reduces the opportunities for pests to strike.   

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