Action Pest Control Warns Homeowners Against Fall Pest Invasions
October 29, 2013
“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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