One of the best things about the colder weather of fall and winter is the disappearance of dreaded mosquitos. Although, in the south, mosquitos hang around deep into the fall. That being said, other pest are still active and may invade your home to find warmer temperatures. Securing areas of your home that could allow infestations in fall and winter months is really important. You want to keep those little invaders from creeping into your living spaces and prevention is the key.

Here are a few of ways to keep the pests out and keep your home safe.

Seal doors and windows 

The most obvious ways pests will make entry to your home is through doors and windows. As a homeowner, you want to try and make sure that your home is impenetrable. Pests will look for easy access to kitchens, basements and attics. Take the time to walk around your house, inspect every room and look for possible entry and exit points. Plug and fill gaps and holes in exterior walls, window frames and door frames and shut your windows and doors when you’re not in or you go to bed. Rips and tears in window screens are easy to repair and vital to keep pests out.

Keep the yard clean and tidy 

Having a clean yard does more than improve your curb appeal. It can help keep unwanted pests from infiltrating your home. Random piles of wood and other building material can harbor snakes or mice. Other rodents are looking for shelter and will also take advantage of piles of rubbish. It’s just a matter of time before these pests will try to make entry into your home through any means possible.  Keeping your yard clean and tidy reduces the risks.

Get professional help

Ideally, it’s advisable to deal with pest issues before it becomes an even bigger problem by contacting your local pest control services. If you notice any of the above signs, call a professional.

Getting your home checked seasonally, or every other month when everything seems totally fine can absolutely reduce the chance of a pest infestation later. This goes a long way in easing anxiety and fear of  home damage and the worry of financial impact pests can cause. We’ve all heard those horrifying stories of termites, ant infestations, and other creatures wreaking havoc. Professional companies can even handle mosquito control services to make your outdoor spaces more livable. The best recommendation is always by word of mouth, so check with neighbors or family members to see if they can recommend a company that is trustworthy.

You know that they say “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and this is true with pest control. Takes steps to prevent a pest problem and you won’t have to worry about an invasion in your home.

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