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Action Pest Control Warns Homeowners Against Fall Pest Invasions

October 29, 2013

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“During the fall months, smaller pests including spiders, rodents, and over-wintering pests like lady bugs and box elder bugs, search for a place to take refuge from the cold winter ahead – and houses are a great option,” said Kevin C. Pass, President and entomologist at Action Pest Control. “Unfortunately, these pests usually multiply fast, leading to a greater infestation and pest problem. They can damage homes and can even become a danger to our health.”

Action Pest Control advises homeowners to take some precautionary measures in keeping pests at bay this fall by following these steps:

  • Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of the home with caulk.

  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.

  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.

  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.

  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles.

  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains.

  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery well trimmed.

 “We also encourage homeowners to always be on the lookout for tell tale signs of a pest infestation. If you find rodent feces, hear sounds of scurrying in the walls or observe gnaw marks on wires, it’s best to contact a pest professional to inspect and treat the potential problem,” added Pass.


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