Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Your home is your sanctuary. It's your place that you go to after a long day to relax and just be you. You can breathe easy when you walk into your home and feel completely at ease. If your home is overrun with pests, it may not feel like a sanctuary any longer. It may feel more like a stress bubble and a place where you just cannot relax because your eyes are darting everywhere looking for pests. Preventing pests is the best thing you can do in order to keep pests out of your home. Having a good pest prevention schedule in place is one thing you can do yourself. Read on for helpful tips to prevent pests in your home this fall season.
Clear Out Gardens
Your gardens and flower beds may all be dead and no longer blooming, but you shouldn't leave that dead growth in place. You need to remove the growth to prevent pests from making their way into these gardens and keeping warm throughout the fall and winter months. Get rid of the overgrowth and dead plants from your gardens and clean them all out. This means vegetable gardens and all of the flower gardens around your home.
Remove Exterior Debris
Other exterior debris will also need to be cleaned out in order to prevent pests this fall. All of the yard debris you had set aside to do something with at the end of summer should be removed outside of your home and taken elsewhere away from your home. These piles can play home to a number of pests, which may eventually come into your home.
Seal Your Windows And Doors
You need to seal around your windows and doors to help prevent fall pests. Use caulk and seal the exterior and interior around these areas where smaller pests can come inside. You should also install new door and window seals that may be cracked or dry rotten. Larger pests may be able to get inside through these cracks and crevices, such as mice.
If you have a problem with pests, you may not feel like your home is much of a sanctuary any longer. Preventing pests in the first place is very important. You can use the information above to help you, or you can hire a pest control company to begin a pest prevention schedule for the spring and fall months to help prevent pests in your home.
Contact a pest control service to learn more.