Four Fall Pest Prevention Tips For Asheville Property Owners
Have you ever heard the term “seasonal pest.” It describes insects, rodents, and other creatures that more commonly invade homes during a particular season. As fall comes into full swing here in Asheville, a large number of creatures will be looking for ways to get into your home. If you do not have the proper precautions in place before pests come knocking at your door, you could be in store for an all-out invasion. To protect your Asheville home this fall, use these four proven pest prevention tips.
Why Pests Invade In The Fall
Your home can keep you warm just as easily as it can pests. As the weather cools down outside, many warm-blooded creatures will be looking for opportunities to survive the coming winter. If your home provides pests an easy way in and the warmth and comfort they are looking for; you will have problems this fall.
Some pests invade homes, lay their eggs, and then hibernate for the winter. Problems these pests pose often don’t come until spring when their eggs hatch and your home fills with tiny baby pests. These babies will search for ways out of your home and in will come the problems.
Other pests, such as rodents and roaches, invade homes and are active all winter long. Rodents specifically will breed continuously, chew holes through everything they shouldn’t, and try to set up a permanent living space inside your wall voids. These types of pests will not leave your home come spring, especially if they have everything they need to survive indoors.
Prevention Tip Number One: Deep Clean Your Home
Most pests thrive in a dirty environment. The more crumbs, spills, and general mess a home has, the easier it is for a pest to find food. To begin your journey to a pest-free fall, start by deep cleaning your home. Dust from high to low, scrub grease off floors, use cleaning products in every single crack and crevice you find. Get creative, clean things you have never cleaned like the inside of lampshades or the space behind the toilet. The cleaner your home is, the less comfortable pests will feel inside.
Prevention Tip Number Two: Seal Your Home
This reason for this step is pretty self-explanatory. If pests can’t find a way to get into your home, they won’t be able to invade. To seal up your home, start by using a caulking gun to fill in gaps and cracks in your exterior foundation. After this, make sure all of your weatherstripping, door sweeps, and door and window screens are in good repair. Finally, make it a habit of keeping unscreened doors and windows closed.
Prevention Tip Number Three: Eliminate Attractants
Besides a dirty home, there are several attractants that draw in pests. Here are a few ways to eliminate attractants around your Asheville property:
Fix leaky piping and fixtures
Make sure your gutters are working properly
Eliminate sources of standing water
Store leftover foods inside airtight containers
Pick up after your pets
Turn off exterior lights at night
Eliminate clutter and debris in and around your home
Prevention Tip Number Four: Hire A Professional
If you don’t have the time to prevent pests on your own, or just want someone else to do it for you, consider the benefits of professional pest control. At Noble Pest Solutions, we offer detailed and effective answers to fall pests. Don’t let the season be ruined by pests. Let us help find your solution! Reach out to our team at Noble Pest Solutions today to discuss your options or to schedule an appointment for your Asheville home and property.