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Fall Pest Prevention Tips

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During the fall and winter months, pests seek food and shelter in your warm and cozy home, leaving you feeling uneasy and uncomfortable. Keep pests out of your home with some of these helpful pest prevention tips!

Seal Cracks and Openings

Pests don’t need a large opening to get inside -- in fact many bugs and rodents can enter your home through cracks in your foundation, small holes in your walls, and through improperly sealed windows and doors. To keep pests out of your house this fall, inspect your home for cracks or holes. Seal them carefully to ensure you keep pests from finding easy access into your warm and cozy abode!

Store Food Properly

Pests come into your home to find warmth and food. Improperly stored food in your kitchen and pantry is an open dinner invitation to household bugs and rodents. To make your home less appealing:

  • Store all food in airtight containers
  • Keep perishable items stored at proper temperatures, and keep produce in your refrigerator
  • Clean up leftovers and dirty dishes promptly
  • Disinfect your appliances and food preparation surfaces often

Remove Garbage Promptly

Trash like spoiled meat, fruit and vegetables, sugary snacks and even cardboard containers are considered food to pests. To help keep your home pest-free this fall, take garbage out of your home regularly and store it outside in a tightly sealed container. 

Store Firewood Safely

When you think of wood-eating pests, termites might be the first thing to come to mind. While termites are drawn to wood piles, many other pests also love to call firewood home. To keep your home safe from termites, mice, spiders, and other pests, keep firewood covered with a tarp to reduce moisture and store it away safely several feet away from your home. 

Keep Pets Groomed

Did you know that insects like ticks and fleas can hitch a ride on dogs and cats and easily make their way into your home? To keep these pests out of your home this fall and winter, keep your pets up to date on their flea and tick prevention treatments and check them frequently for signs of the pesky pests. 

Let the Professionals Keep You Safe

Keeping pests out of your home this fall and winter can be a challenge. Why not let the professional exterminators here at Corbett Exterminating take the hassle out of pest control? Our advanced technology and comprehensive approach to pest control will keep pests out of your home for good. Our monthly treatments stop pests in their tracks so they never make it into your home to begin with.

Are you ready to enjoy a pest-free home this fall? Contact us today!