Pest Control Tips & Healthy Home Ideas
As we move closer to the end of October, the air becomes more crisp, and the leaves turn colors and fall to the ground. You may be preparing for Halloween, an American family tradition that involves lots of sweet and sticky treats and maybe a few parties with friends and families. We here at Brezden Pest Control love to help our customers to eradicate pests from the home. We would like to share a few tips that will help you to keep unwanted pests from hanging around your home this Halloween.
Don’t keep candy and other food laying around.
Halloween is the perfect time to keep candy and other party food in places they may not normally be during other times of the year. It’s important to note that many pests like ants and roaches are attracted to the sugar in candy. If you want to put your candy out for your guests, make sure that it is properly wrapped. You also want to make sure it is not located in a warm area where the candy can melt and seep outside of the wrapper. If you have other food that do not have a wrapper on it, be sure to keep it in an air-tight lid.
Rake the leaves in your yard.
Are you planning a big Halloween bash? Then you are probably worried about getting your home in tip top shape before anyone shows up. Leaving piles of dead leaves, wood, and other debris on your lawn attracts unwanted critters. They like to burrow in the crevices as it makes a perfect place to find refuge from the elements as well as find food. If you are planning on planting any shrubs or small plants before the first frost, be sure to do so a couple of feet away from the walls of your home. These areas tend to be the perfect breeding ground for pests as well.
Scope out entryways for pests around your home.
Ants and roaches are known to come into the home through cracks and crevices around your home. Check for gaps or small holes in the walls, doors, and windows. Do you have any damaged or torn screen windows? Be sure to repair or replace them as soon as possible.
Halloween should be a fun time for you and the whole family. Don’t allow unwanted pests to get in the way of your good time. Taking a few moments to do some preventative maintenance will help to control or even eliminate some pests from your home. Do you have questions about how we can help control pests around your home? Give us a call! We are here to help.