Fall Pest Prevention Tips

Fall in Connecticut is beautiful, but it also attracts unwanted pests in your home

Fall time in Connecticut means beautiful foliage, crisp air, and pumpkin spice…everything. The changing season also means pests trying to invade your home. Your cozy bungalow is the perfect winter haven for critters including mice, spiders, rats, and cockroaches.

These pests become more than a nuisance. They spread diseases,contaminate food, damage electrical wires and can bite. Being proactive will help prevent unwanted house guests from using your home as a refuge from the cold.

Simple home maintenance tips to stop pests from entering your home:

  • Inspect the outside of your home and seal outdoor cracks and crevices

  • Repair broken screens and install door sweeps

  • Screen attic vents and openings to chimneys

  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows

  • Clean gutters from leaves and debris to avoid standing water, which attracts pests

  • Keep firewood at least 20 feet away from your home

  • Fill any large gaps and holes inside your home with pieces of steel wool to deter pests

Following these tips will help prevent pest problems through the winter and into the spring season. However; pests may still sneak into your home. If you notice pests in your home—in any season—it’s important to call a pest control expert to prevent an infestation or other hazards that pets can cause.

BW Home Services | BantamWesson in Connecticut has pest control experts that can send pests packing, and make sure they don’t return with rodent exclusion services that include these maintenance tips. We also provide winterization services for you with our Home Energy Assessment program, which helps you save money on energy bills!  Call 800.992.2227 or learn more.