Top 15 Fall 2017 Pest Prevention Tips

For families tired of buzzing bees and mosquitoes, relief is near! The fall season is quickly approaching, and once the weather starts to cool down, so will the constant attacks from these annoying insect pests. But of course, the drop in temperatures can cause other pests to flock towards your home in search of a warm, cozy place to hole up before the snow hits.

Mellowing young insects and all pests are domiciling up their reserves for the winter and are actively hunting harborage. Because they are slowing down, insects are more susceptible to rapaciousness. Your home is an enticing insect retreat. To repel them, the technician establishes a barrier around the home by applying components in pathways that insects will use to approach the structure and taping small insect entry points such as those found on window frames and utility entry points.

Rodents are Vectors of Disease
RODENTS:

The brunt of these species upon human population amplitude from cumbersome to lethal. Yields are run down before harvest, stored food is tarnished by rodent waste, water-impounding structures leak from delving, and objects are blemished by gnawing. Only a few species are deliberate pests or vectors of disease, but it is these rodents that are most meticulously correlated with people.

 

  • DEER MOUSE
  • HOUSE MOUSE
  • NORWAY RAT
  • ROOF RAT
  • WHITE FOOTED MOUSE

COMMON FLIES:

Flies can habitually be found in condos and workplaces. A few species are more trivial than others and are enticed to peculiar surrounding suited to their natural habits and life cycle. Different fly species can help to single out the most effective fly control methods.

Flies are dominant carriers of diseases and can penetrate all types of establishments. They are enticed to all types of food, including human food, pet food, animal feed, food waste and even feces.

  • CLUSTER FLIES
  • FRUIT FLIES
  • HOUSE FLIES

STINGING INSECTS:

Stinging insects like bees and hornets are able enough to send people to the emergency room. These pests are particularly active during the second half of summer and early fall when the colonies scrounge for food that will help them bolster their queens during winter.

The stings from wasps, bees, hornets, or yellow jackets will leave you in agony, and they can also cause serious health issues like painful swelling, infections, nausea, and in rare cases even death.

  • YELLOW JACKETS
  • BEES

Ants are Just NuisanceANTS:

Ants can enter through even the microscopic cracks, seeking water and sweet or greasy food substances in the kitchen, pantry or storeroom areas. Ants leave behind an imperceptible chemical aisle which consists of pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source. They can reside about anywhere in and around your house. Ants are just nuisance that likes to grab onto crumbs we accidentally forgot to sweep up in the kitchen. Some ants also have a venomous sting that can cause severe torment.

  • PAVEMENT ANTS
  • ODOROUS HOUSE ANTS

Bugs Can Trigger AsthmaOCCASIONAL FALL BUGS:

Most occasional bugs enter structures because outside weather conditions become too hostile for their survival. However, occasional bugs are often just nuisance pests because they cannot survive for long periods of time indoors. Even after they are dead, the problem may continue. The bodies of dead insects can attract other pests that feed on them, and the bodies, shed skins, secretions and feces of insects can cause allergic responses and trigger asthma.

  • STINK BUGS
  • LADY BEETLES
  • BOX ELDERS

COCKROACHES:

Cockroaches can infest everything from homes to restaurants to ships and planes. They tend to follow water pipes and electrical lines through walls from one room to another and even from one apartment to another. They are accomplished hitchhikers. Most cockroach species breach from the outside or from sewers or drains.

Most cockroaches most likely prefer to rest on wood rather than on metal and other surfaces. Hence you’ll often find them living in wooden cabinets or in cardboard boxes. A large number of cockroaches may swarm in areas where fecal material has accumulated. These areas are called aggregation points.

  • AMERICAN COCKROACH
  • GERMAN COCKROACH
  • ORIENTAL COCKROACH

Pest Prevention Tips:

    • Examine attic vents and chimney openings, and areas that are open to the outdoors, like mail slots and animal doors.
    • Keep basements, attics, and shafts adequately ventilated and dry. Keep in mind that Pests are attracted to areas of moisture, and moisture is something they need to survive. To keep these areas dry make use of dehumidifiers in basements and garages.
    • Make sure you seal cracks and crevices on the exterior of the home using caulk and steel wool. Pay close attention to where utility pipes enter the structure. Some rodents can fit through a hole the size of a dime.
    • Make sure kitchen counters are clean, food is stored in airtight containers and garbage is disposed of regularly in sealed receptacles. Crumbs and garbage are an attraction to pests scrounging for food. It is recommended to clean up after each meal and to properly close garbage cans when stored.
    • Ensure that you replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows. These are some easy ways to keep pests and also cold air out of the house.
    • Make sure that you store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house. If you seal all the major areas where pests can hide near your home it can reduce the chance of them finding a way inside.
    • Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens. Tiny holes on window screens and gap under doors are an ideal entry point for pests. When you open the window, you could be letting in more than just fresh air.
    • Carefully scan items such as decoration boxes, package deliveries, and grocery bags before bringing them indoors. Pests can find a lot many ways to get inside your home. Inspect anything that has been left or stored outside without fail.
    • Majorly avoid leaving Pet food dishes out for long period of time. There is no discrimination made between people food and pet food. Pet dishes are enticing for all kinds of insects and rodents.
    • It’s important to have a proper outdoor drainage system. Gutters installation or repairing an existing system will help draw water and moisture away from your home, which will prevent any leaks or build up that might attract pests.
    • If you have a fireplace it’s advisable to install a Damper, when not in use. Chimneys and fireplaces offer the ideal opportunity for insects and rodents to enter your home.
    • It is vital to repair any rips or holes or replace them altogether if the damage is too severe. It doesn’t take much for pests to creep into your home.
    • Small openings as tiny as 1/16 of an inch or less will allow in spiders and other insects, and 1/4 inch openings are big enough to allow in mice.
    • Installing a chimney cap is advisable to keep out birds, bats and other wildlife that may try to spend their winter inside your dwelling.
    • The fancy lighting you have at your front or back door can also be inviting to insects. Always remember insects are not attracted to sodium vapor lighting.