Fall is beautiful, but also full of creepy critters looking for a warm place to live and eat as temperatures outdoors drop.
Don’t make it easy on rodents, cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, stinkbugs, and yellow jackets. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to stop these creatures from entering your home. We will help you eliminate these common fall pests if you are already dealing with an invasion.
A lot goes into getting ready for the fall and winter holidays, so it is easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of the season. However, pest control is critical to homeownership that should not be neglected in the fall.
Some pests are more dangerous than others such as rodents and cockroaches due to their ability to spread disease to humans. Treatment will depend on the type of pest and the severity of the invasion.
Keep reading for some tips on how to control and get rid of common fall pests.
Locate their paths.
First, take note of where you see the pests. Inspect areas where they are traveling. This could be empty holes in walls, cracks and crevices, or gaps around doorways or windows.
Block their entry.
Once you have determined the location of the pests, the best way to prevent any more pests from invading your home is by sealing up cracks. Small cracks can be filled with caulk. Larger gaps may be filled with steel wool, foam, and copper mesh.
Use a pesticide treatment and set up traps. For the creepy crawlies that are still present in your home, you’ll want to remove most using pesticide products and/or traps. Wearing protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, goggles, respirator, and full-face shield is advised, depending on the job.
Put up all food out of reach, wipe away crumbs, and don’t let your trash overflow. You’ll also want to keep dishes from piling up in the sink. Vacuum and/or sweep regularly to make sure there are no food crumbs on the floor. Reduce clutter to give critters fewer hiding places in your home.
Common Fall Pest Removal in Louisville, KY Area
When dealing with pesky pests this fall, you want to be sure you have completely removed them from your home. Trust the experienced professionals at IPM who can ensure your home stays pest-free year-round. We offer pest control at an affordable price so you have peace of mind. Schedule our pest control services today.