Pest Control Tips for Cooler Weather

Pest Control Woodstock GACooler weather has arrived in Woodstock, GA and the surrounding areas of Cherokee County and Atlanta. Many people enjoy this time of year, and why not? What’s not to love about it? The changing color of the leaves, cooler weather, decorating for Halloween, picking that perfect pumpkin, gathering around the table for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and watching your favorite football team on TV – fall truly is the perfect season.

But there is something that can put a damper on the holidays – pests!

Our top trouble-making fall pests are spiders, rodents, roaches and various insects will seek refuge from the cold in garages, sheds and even your home during the cooler months. Nothing replaces a regular pest control program such as those offered by Protect All Pest Control but in order to help keep these pests outside where they belong, we’ve listed the top ten ways to discourage them from coming inside.

Exterior intrusions – Seal up cracks and crevices outside of your home. Don’t overlook main breaker boxes, water inlets and exterior stucco cracks.

Interior intrusions – Inspect under sinks, especially around pipes and water-supply lines where they meet the wall.

Inspect for leaks – Examine under your sink and around your toilet for leaks or additional moisture. Insects LOVE moisture.

Inspect exterior doors and screens – Make sure all exterior doors have a door sweep installed, as pests can enter easily without anyone present. Screens with tears or holes should be repaired.

Firewood – Keep your firewood away from your home. Pests will climb stacks to gain access to your residence, and will use stacked firewood for refuge.

Trees and shrubs – Make sure tree limbs and shrubs are kept trimmed away from your home.

Food storage – Food should be stored in airtight containers.

Keep things tidy – By keeping your living and non-living areas tidy, you’ll discourage pests from making your home theirs.

Trash areas – Keep your trash areas clean by bagging your trash in plastic bags.

If you have a pest control issue, contact Protect All Pest Control with offices in Woodstock and servicing surrounding areas such as Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Canton. We can rid your home of unwanted pests and insects. We can also review your home for potential entry points and situations which encourage insect and pest activity as part of our Integrated Pest Management approach to pest control.

Contact our office by phone at 770-728-8520 or using the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.

 

 

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