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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Home This Fall

Fall in Mcallen, Texas is a beautiful time. The weather is cooling off after the heat of summer, but it is still nice enough to spend time outdoors. One thing that makes Texas falls less fun is the pests. Most pests don’t like cold weather and relish the chance to invade your warm home.

Don’t let pests bring down your Texas fall. In this article, we discuss the many ways you can keep pests out of your home this fall. Also, you can always call Fox Pest Control to take care of any pest problem for you. We’re happy to do the work so that you can enjoy this beautiful time of year.

Five DIY Ways to Keep Fall Pests Out

Spray an over the counter pest control spray.

Over the counter products can help to keep some pests at bay. You will be able to find sprays that go around the outside of your home at most hardware stores. However, just keep in mind that these products will not be nearly as strong as those used by professional pest control companies. You may have to apply the product more often, or some bugs may still slip through as the weather gets colder.

Seal the entrances to your home.

An entrance to your home does not just mean the doorways. Entrances for pests could be cracks in the walls or foundations, space around windows, or even through the attic. If you want to be sure that your Texas home is free of pests this fall, ensure that anywhere a pest can enter your home is completely sealed.

Clean up your yard and gutters

Even if pests live outside most of the year, they can decide to enter the convenient source of warmth that is your Texas home during the fall. The best way to ensure they don’t find their way into your house is by removing all sources of shelter from around your home. Fall is a time of leaves and other debris, and you should keep your gutters, windows, and doorways clear of this clutter if you want to keep your house free of fall pests.

Fix any leaks

Pests need water, and many are attracted to water sources. This is why you will often find pests around water heaters or under the sink. In order to keep your home free of water-loving pests, fix any leaks and completely dry out your cabinets and anywhere there is standing water.

Store food properly

Most pests like human food just as much as we do. So, if you have open food on your counters or in your cabinets, many pests will take that as an invitation to visit. You don’t want to feed an entire population of pests, especially during the winter when food is scarce for them. This is why it is so essential for you to keep your food in sealed containers and clean up any extra food from your counters.

Why you need Fox Pest Control

Although most of the DIY pest control solutions work well, they do not replace the work of a pest control professional. Pest control companies like Fox Pest Control have access to higher powered and more efficient sprays. Plus, our technicians at Fox Pest Control receive a high level of training in order to be able to spot signs of pest infestations. They will also be able to close up even the smallest entry hole.

So, if you truly want to keep fall pests out of your Texas home, you need to contact Fox Pest Control today. Let us take care of the pests while you live your life.

Posted on October 30, 2019.

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