Summer is coming to a close and the mild coolness of fall approaches. While most people enjoy the leaves turning and festivities of the fall, homeowners who are unprepared for the season may experience more creepy crawlies than they bargained for at this time of the year.
Who Comes Out to Prey in the Fall?
As the cooler season arrives be on the lookout for some of the biggest nuisances in Texas on your property. Without pest prevention measures in place, your home could experience an infestation of:
All of these pests pose comfort and health threats to your family, so it’s in your best interest to stay proactive and ensure that your home stays clean and pest-free.
Screen Up Home Openings
Even if your home is in pristine condition there are still plenty of opportunities for pests to make their way into your home and start an infestation. Chimneys, attic vents, and mail slots can all be entrances for pests. In order to keep ventilation flowing in these areas without the threat of bugs, we advise you to screen up any home openings where possible.
Keep Your Home Dry
Moisture attracts pests. Unfortunately, attics and crawl spaces are common locations in the home that create large amounts of moisture if they aren’t properly insulated. Before fall comes into full swing get your home inspected by a home health professional. Whether you need new insulation or a vapor barrier installed in your crawl space, now is the time to make these important home improvements.
Perform Proactive Pest Control
If it’s been a while since your home has had a general pest treatment, right before fall is the best time to schedule professional services. Our one-time service is easy to schedule, stress-free, and keeps insects away for up to 60-days. This form of pest control is a much safer option than picking up store-bought pesticides and waiting to finish off pests when they start to show up on your property.
Be Mindful of Where You Store Firewood
Termites and other creatures love to hang out in your firewood and can easily make their way into a home if your pile of logs is placed too close for comfort. We’re not saying you have to store your firewood too far from the home, just give yourself 20 feet’s worth of distance to have a fighting chance of fewer pests this fall.
Don’t Leave Any Food Sitting Out
This may seem like an obvious tip, but one that so many people tend to overlook. Even something as small as dish scraps in a drain catcher or a messy counter can quickly attract unwanted houseguests.
Keep your kitchen clean and clear headed into the fall season and ensure that your home doesn’t become infested with creepy crawlies during the fall.
Prepare for Fall Pests With the Help of Buzz Kill Pest Control
Fall pests can easily put a damper on a generally fun season. Keep in mind that not all DIY methods are going to keep all of the unwanted visitors away. Let Buzz Kill Pest Control put our expertise to use at your home and ensure that the end of 2020 is pest-free for your family. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our professional exterminators.