Cold Falls Bring Pests Indoors on the Hunt for Warmth and Shelter
Taking a proactive approach with these fall pest prevention tips, will not only save you time from from having to deal with pests, but you will also save money in the long run by reducing energy loss through poorly sealed gaps.
Fall is that time of year characterized by daylight becoming noticeably shorter, temperatures cooling drastically and deciduous trees shedding their leaves. All these factors contribute in their way to pests’ activities seemingly being on the increase during fall.
Pests like bugs and rodents are more nocturnal than diurnal. This translates to the fact that they are more active during the night. This is why cricket chirps are heard louder at night, not just because nighttime is quieter, but also because crickets are creatures of the night.
Shorter daylight hours mean that bugs and rodents have more time to move around and get in your homes and businesses in the process. Drops in temperature ranges that are characteristics of approaching fall send pests out on the search for warmer places where they may take shelter while the cold weather lasts. Basements and roofs of nearby homes are usually the hapless places where such pests end up.
The shedding of leaves from trees means that more pests can burrow deep inside those trees and find shelter. From their burrows in fallen leaves, it is a short migration period into business from underneath damaged doors, poorly sealed loading docks, and cracked foundations. From ants to spiders, sow bugs to rodents, they all need to be kept out of your space.
To prevent these pests from entering your space, use these fall pest prevention tips:
keep food stored in covered air-tight containers and ensure that all food scraps are disposed of properly in well-covered dumpsters,
Seal up cracks and crevices in the foundation and exterior siding of your business,
Replace damaged door sweeps and dock seals,
Do not store items like pallets up against the walls of your business, and
Clean up leaves after they fall to prevent nesting sites.
In case of a pest infestation it is important to consult a professional for advice to prevent the spread of the pest problem. A preventative pest control program is the most effective way to preventing pests and reducing annual pest control expenses. Don’t let pest take over your business, call us today for a free no-obligation consultation.
Despite all your efforts, you may still find a pest problem on your hands. When that happens, partner with us for the best pest control plans to keep your business free from pests.
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