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Fall Pest-Proofing Tips

Rodents, termites and other invaders will look for warm places to spend the winter so that they can survive during the cold months, and you could be the ideal target. Getting rid of pests after they have entered your home is not always easy, but stopping the problem before it starts saves you time and money. Learn the top pest-proofing tips to keep rodents and other unwelcome guests at bay this fall.

Seal Your Food

Open containers of food are like a pest magnet that attracts insects and rodents to your home. Pests can detect the smallest amount of food and will not waste the chance to launch an invasion when resources are near, and you can’t afford to take the risk. Placing your food in sealed containers and zip-lock bags is a great way to reduce the threat and put your fears to rest.

Seal Cracks and Holes

Small cracks and holes along the outside of your home allow pests to get inside without much effort, and you can't allow that to happen. Using caulk, walk around your home and seal any openings you spot, and the pests won't stand a chance. Pay extra attention to places were pipes and wires enter your home if you would like to keep rodents at bay.

Install and Repair Screens

Inspecting your door and window screens is an excellent way to keep pests out of your home so that they don't invade at the worst time. Even if your screens appear to be in good shape, check them carefully for signs of damage because one small hole is all it takes to invite trouble.

Stay Clean

Rodents and insects love clutter because it gives them hiding spots and access to other resources. Spilled drinks and food crumbs can attract ants and other pests that want an easy and quick meal. Keeping your home clean and tidy will improve your results when your goal is to safeguard your home from common pests.

Getting Professional Help

No matter how many steps you take in the right direction, you can't replace a skilled pest control team. Contact Addison Pest Control when you need help on which you can depend. In addition to finding and eliminating common invaders, we can also take preventive steps that will keep the pests outside. Paying attention to each detail and going out of our way to meet the needs of our clients is how we have earned the trust and respect of the people we serve. If you have questions or concerns, give us a call the second you get a chance, and you will be glad you did.

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