The colors of fall are beautiful, the days begin to get shorter, the leaves begin to change and fall-a beautiful sight to behold. But unfortunately with the beauty of fall comes the problem of fall invaders. These invaders can cause major damage to your home if not dealt with properly. In this post, we’ll discuss the common fall invaders and how you can protect your home from their harm.
Common Fall Invaders
The two most common fall invaders are rodents and insects. Rodents such as mice, rats and squirrels will start looking for shelter in your home as the weather gets colder. They can be very harmful to your home as they can chew and gnaw cables and wires causing extensive damage. Insects such as ants, ladybugs, cluster flies and stink bugs are also drawn to the warmth of your home as the weather cools. These insects generally don’t cause major damage but cans be very annoying.
The first measure to take is to make sure any possible entry points are sealed. Look for cracks in the foundation, holes in screens and damaged windows. This will block the entry of both rodents and insects into your home. Make sure that all of the vents in your home are properly screened as well. Remember to take out your garbage regularly as this will also reduce the likelihood of having rodents in your home. Insects are usually attracted to light and warmth so you can consider using bug lights and keeping your home at a lower temperature.
Traps and Insecticides
If your preventative measures fail and you begin to experience rodent or insect activity, you may need to use traps and insecticides. Make sure to use them responsibly and away from the reach of children and pets. Most insecticides should only be used in a well-ventilated area and make sure to follow instructions on how much to apply.
If rodent or insect activity increases in your home, it is recommended that you seek professional help. Exterminators have the proper equipment and will conduct a thorough evaluation of your home to find the source of the problem.
Regular Maintenance and Cleanliness
The best way to avoid fall invaders is to maintain a clean home. Be sure to keep your house free of any food debris or spilled liquids. Make sure your home is regularly cleaned, especially areas where food is prepared and stored. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to clean out both the vacuum and its’ filters, which can also contribute to the prevention of the invasion of rodents and insects.
As the seasons change, so does the behavior of pests and rodents that can cause damage to your home. However, there are measures that homeowners can take to keep these fall invaders away. Keeping your home clean and taking preventative measures like sealing entry points and even using traps and insecticides as a last resort can go a long way in keeping your home safe from harm. If needed, a professional exterminator may be able to identify and address any issues you may have. Remember that protecting your home from fall invaders is a crucial step in keeping your home safe and comfortable year-round.Tags: Exterminators, J&J, pest control