1. Pests do not like the Cold
The first thing you should be doing is sealing your house off to the outside world. That includes your chimneys, crawl spaces, and vents. By inspecting around your property for small openings you can limit the amount of curious visitors you will have. Also, with the winds picking up in the fall, you may not notice, but your roofing shingles can be loosened leaving additional entry ways for these pests to get in.
2. Moisture is a Pest’s Friend
Another tip we add for you is to do everything possible to limit the amount of moisture in your house. Pests love moisture and fall brings rain. In basement areas you can run fans or even dehumidifiers to remove as much of the moisture as possible. Don’t let your house become cozy to pests!
3. Pests Like Food
Lastly, like bears who seek to hibernate, your pests are going to be looking for food. Keep leftover food, even dog food, in air tight sealed containers. Don’t give them an all you can eat buffet in your pantry. Also, make it a habit to take trash out every night. This will keep the pests outside and not following their noses into your kitchen for a midnight snack; next thing you know they will never leave.
4. Create A Barrier
It’s important to have your home treated before those pests decide to take up residency during those cold months. EcoShield provides top of line products and safe treatment methods that will keep them at bay. Our technicians are trained and experienced in noticing and identifying entryways that pests might choose, so don’t hesitate to ask them for help to show you where your home is most at risk of invasion.
With these few tips you should notice a decline in pest activity throughout the fall and even in to the winter and holiday seasons. Feel free to visit us on our website at www.EcoshieldPest.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]