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Fall Cleanup - Keep Pest Out of Your Home

  • By Dave Novak
  • 7-28-2023

As the leaves begin to change color and fall from the trees, many homeowners start to think about fall cleanup. While raking leaves and clearing gutters are important tasks, fall cleanup is also essential for preventing pests from entering your home.

Pests such as mice, rats, insects, and spiders seek out warm, sheltered places to spend the winter. Fall cleanup helps to eliminate these potential hiding spots and make your home less attractive to pests.

Here are some important tasks to include in your fall cleanup:

  • • Rake leaves and debris from your yard. This will prevent leaves and debris from clogging gutters and providing shelter for pests.

  • • Clean your gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to your roof and foundation, which can create openings for pests to enter your home.

  • • Trim trees and shrubs. Overgrown trees and shrubs can provide cover for pests and make it easier for them to reach your home.

  • • Seal cracks and holes in your foundation. These openings can provide pests with easy access to your home.

  • • Store firewood away from your home. Firewood can provide a nesting site for pests.

  • • Inspect your home for pest activity. Look for signs of pests such as droppings, gnaw marks, and nest building materials.

Here are some additional tips to help prevent pests from entering your home:

  • • Keep your kitchen clean. Store food in airtight containers and clean up spills promptly.

  • • Take out the trash regularly. Don't let trash pile up in your home or yard.

  • • Repair leaky pipes and faucets. Water can attract pests.

  • • Install weather stripping around doors and windows. This will help to seal out pests.

By following these tips, you can help to keep pests out of your home and enjoy a pest-free winter. As always, if you need any help call Prevention Pest Control at 234-571-1203. And remember, an ounce of Prevention is all it takes for a pest free home!

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