Fall Pest-Proofing Helps Keep Pests Outdoors
With fall upon us, the warmth of homes is attractive to both people and pests. Cockroaches, spiders and rodents may try to find their way inside to escape the coming chill. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), once inside, these pests can quickly become health and property concerns.
Besides being a nuisance and irksome, these pests can also pose serious risks to families and structures. Rodents spread diseases and contaminate food and can damage drywall and electrical wires throughout a home. Cockroaches trigger allergies and asthma, especially in children.
“Pest-proofing is a year-round task that can help keep these pests out,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “Each season brings new pests trying to seek shelter indoors and fall is an opportune time. While we turn off the AC and open windows for fresh air, pests are moving into survival mode and looking to hunker down someplace warm and near a food source for the winter.”
Pest-proofing tips for the fall season:
- Screen attic vents and openings to chimneys.
- Eliminate moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains.
- Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of the home using caulk.
- Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
- Replace loose weather-stripping around doors and windows.
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of listed pests. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed. Not only will InCide® Pest Control Insulation save you money on your monthly utility costs. But, will give you piece of mind knowing those pesky pests will not survive the pest control properties not found in other types of insulation.
Since InCide® may only be installed by a licensed pest control operator, ask them how you can reduce the risk of pest infestation in your walls and save money on your monthly utility cost.