Preventing a Fall Pest Infestation

seasonal pestsFor 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.

There are plenty of steps you can take to keep insects and rodents alike away from your home, and we at Comfort Pest Control recommend taking the following steps to keep them at bay throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Outdoor Inspection

How do pests like ants, cockroaches and rats make their way into your home? Typically through holes and gaps in its exterior. Take some time to review the outside of your house for damage before the weather gets chilly, ensuring that there are no spots where pests of any size can crawl inside. Once you are certain that all problem areas are caulked and properly sealed, it’s time to review the interior.

Thorough Cleaning

From the attic to the basement, there are a few different places that pests are most likely to make themselves comfortable in your home. Dark, damp, quiet areas – as well as those with piles of clutter and debris – are the ones that pests will gravitate towards. Thorough cleaning of these spaces, along with the kitchen and pantry, will help to reduce the likelihood of a fall infestation.

Of course, not all infestations can be prevented, and if you are in need of pest removal services in your Dunkirk area home, please call Comfort Pest Control at 716-366-2120.