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Keeping Insects and Rodents Out Of Your Home

22 Nov, 2017 / by admin

Keeping Insects and Rodents Out Of Your Home

Insects and rodents can be sneaky and enter your home without you ever noticing until it’s too late! Here are a few steps to take to prevent unwanted pests from entering your home.

Cracks & Holes

Make sure to seal and cracks or holes on the outside of the home to ensure no pests can enter! With the cooler weather leaving windows open are a great idea, as long as you have screens over them to make sure no unwanted pests are buzzing in. Read more about Pest Control Tips For The Fall Season

Basement & Crawl Spaces

Keeping spaces like basements, attics, and crawl spaces dry and well ventilated will help deter unwanted pests and rodents from entering your home.

Roof

We commonly forget to check the roof! If there is any deteriorating wood or rotting shingles it is extremely important to replace them because insects can be drawn to them!

Branches & Shrubbery

Keep tree branches and shrubbery away from touching the house. Once these plants make contact it creates an easy bridge for insects to just crawl on over.

Fire Wood

The best way to store fire wood is to keep it at least 20 feet away from your home least five inches off the ground!

Garbage

A simple trick is to make sure your trash is properly sealed in a container and disposed of regularly.

Weather Stripping

The weather stripping on windows should be checked each season and may need to be replaced occasionally. This will also help to reduce your electric and heating bill.


If you follow these tips and still see insects and rodents around your home or office call your Spartanburg exterminator, Douglas Pest Control at (864) 582-3684 for your personalized treatment plan.

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