Are you a homeowner who thinks it’s okay to forego pest control services during the Fall months? Well, even if you’re in an area of Texas where the weather can turn frigid, you should rethink this notion. As with most rodents, insects, spiders, and snakes, when the weather cools, they start looking for warmer habitation. And, as you already know, without treatment, these pests will most likely end up in your garage, shed, and home.
Some people think that pest treatments work similar to lawn care during the Fall and winter months. ‘It’s cold enough outside to not need it as much, or not at all.’ But this is incorrect. Cool temperatures won’t get rid of every household pest. As autumn arrives, pests can present an even greater range of problems once they’re inside your home. Therefore, preventive treatments are always a great idea. Before winter comes, consider these Fall pest control tips.
Seal Openings Around Your Home
Wiring and pipe openings are easy entry points for pests, as are gaps around outdoor faucets, dryer vents, and gas meters. A seemingly small opening is big enough for anything from a spider to a mouse to invade. As holes get bigger, so do the pests. Local pest control services may suggest the use of copper mesh, expandable foam, caulk, or cement to seal these gaps.
Seal Gaps and Cracks Around Doors and Windows
Texas pest control professionals often recommend that homeowners use caulk or weather-stripping to seal gaps and cracks around doors and windows. Before you seal these areas, however, you should clean them. You should also ensure that old caulking is removed. Consider fitting the bottom of your garage door with a rubber seal to keep pests out and heat in. Sealing gaps will not only keep pests out but help save on your energy bills as well.
Examine Your Screens for Holes
If there are holes and rips in your window screens, it’s important to mend them or replace them entirely. A large hole in a screen will easily let ground bugs and spiders into your home. When you keep your windows and doors closed as much as possible, you keep pests out.
Order a Pest Control Treatment
When you have professional pest control services come and treat your home regularly, pests stay out. Experienced providers, like those from One Source Residential Services, know which kinds of local pests are more prevalent during the Fall and winter months. For example, snakes are much more active during the Fall prior to hibernating. So, instead of waiting for an infestation, why not consider taking preventative measures now? Service providers will treat specific problems and provide barriers in and around your home to keep pests out.
You don’t have to let another season go by without getting the help you need to protect your home. For Texas residents in the Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, and Tomball, help is just a phone call away. Connect with us at One Source Residential Services by calling 281-363-4663, or 281-363-HOME.