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Preparing for Fall Pests

mosquito plWhen the warm weather of summer dissipates, pests will search for a place to call home for the winter, and you could be their next target. In addition to looking for shelter from the cold, pests will also want a source of food and water, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you notice uninvited guests making their way into your home. If you want to keep pests outside so that you won’t need to worry about them, you are likely wondering what you can do to reach your goal. Understanding common pests and securing your home from the threat will get you moving in the right direction.

Ants

Learning about ants and how to stop them from entering your home is a good place from which to start when your No. 1 mission is to keep pests where they belong. When an ant colony needs a new source of food, it will send scouts into the area to locate valuable resources. If a scout finds spills or open bags of food in your home or pantry, it will return to its colony to inform the other ants, and you will soon notice an invasion. Keeping your home clean and placing food in sealable containers will go a long way to safeguard your home from ants.

Rodents

If you let mice, rats or other rodents get into your home, they can cause a lot of damage very quickly, so you don’t want to ignore the problem. Rodents can chew through wires and create a fire hazard, but they can also get into your food and transmit diseases. Since rodents don’t need a lot of time to spread, failing to catch the issue in the early stages will make your life a little more difficult. When you want to reduce the odds of a rodent invasion, check the outside of your home for small cracks and holes. You can also use mouse traps before you notice the signs of an invasion if you want to add another layer of protection.

Mosquitoes

Fall will still have some warm evenings that you can use to host cookouts and family events before winter arrives, but you and your family are not the only ones who enjoy the warm weather. When you go outside in the evening hours, you will likely feel the itch that comes with a mosquito bite, and not everyone knows how to prevent these pests from entering their yard. Because mosquitoes can transmit a range of harmful pathogens, you will want to do what it takes to keep them away. You can start by removing standing bodies of water and using repellents when you venture outdoors.

Dial Pest Control

You can take many steps when you want to secure your home and yard from pests and the issues that they cause, but you can’t do everything by yourself. Despite your best effort, pests can still enter your property and cause trouble. The good news, though, is that you are not out of options, and if you want to get your pest problem under control for good, contact Dial Pest Control. Whether you are dealing with mosquitoes, rodents, ants or something else, we will come to the rescue. If you have questions or concerns, you can give us a call right away.

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