Once summer is over and the colder weather starts to move in, many different kinds of pests can try to move in, too! All sorts of pests, from rodents to insects, will be looking for a warm place to stay, and your home will be at risk. Here are a few simple things that you can do to keep these pests out of your home.
1. Seal Off Any Potential Pest Entries
Places like gutters, windows, and attic spaces are perfect entryways for pests. Many people don't realize that their homes have lots of small open crevices in unseen places. Rooftops are common places for pests to get inside your home, so you should definitely make sure there are no openings in and around your roof. You can check it out yourself, if you feel comfortable doing so, or get the assistance of a professional roofer.
You can also purchase gutter guards to put around your gutters and prevent pests from coming into your home that way.
2. Get Rid of Debris
Debris like dead leaves, pieces of wood, and overgrown shrubbery can attract pests and provide homes for them. Also, if you have junk laying around in your garage or around your home, that can attract pests as well. When the cold weather begins, it's a good idea to clean up your yard and your garage. You will eliminate potential pest sanctuaries and make your yard look great while you're at it!
3. Put Your Food Away
Insects, especially ants, are very attracted to food. If they sense that food is nearby, they will find a way to get to it. By putting your food away, you will eliminate lots of pests. This is true for both indoors and outdoors. If you have been grilling all summer, make sure you properly clean your grill and put it away. If you are cooking indoors, make sure you leave food remnants around. You should quickly sweep or vacuum your kitchen floor regularly because that area is very prone to attract all kinds of pests.
Do You Have Pest Problems?
These are just a few tips to help you keep your home pest-free. If you have serious pest problems, contact A-Academy Termite and Pest Control today! We can take care of any pest problem that you have so your home can be safe again.