Knowledge is the key to stopping pests from entering your home.
Follow these tips to keep yourself one step ahead of a possible pest infestation:
Glue board traps. These sticky snares are non-toxic alternatives that you can have in your home once the weather compels us and the buggers to retreat inside. Put them in dark and not-so-used places (such as basements, garages, attics, etc.) to stop creeping insects and rats.
Check your outdoor premises. Examine your outdoor areas frequently and spray them with insecticide to prevent a potential infestation.
Seal possible entryways. Pests can easily make their way inside your home through cracks and other gaps in the exterior of your home. Inspect windows, doors and walls for any gaps and seal them off immediately to prevent rodents and insects from entering.
Deal with grubs ASAP. In case there are grubs on your lawn, don’t waste any time in applying curative treatments while they are still near the ground. If you wait too long, they may become more problematic.
Check for Boxelder bugs and ladybugs. These insects are typically present on areas that can be reached by the sun. They rest outside but eventually make their way inside. Sealing off possible entry ways and spraying your outdoors with insecticide will stop their eventual march.
De-Moisturize. Removing any presence of moisture inside your property will help discourage these critters from infesting further.
Ticks are still a problem. If you wish to enjoy the great outdoors during September, it’s important to maintain adequate protection for you and your family against ticks. These nasty blood suckers are still active throughout the fall months. Don’t forget to wear long sleeved clothing if you can, and examine everyone (including your pets) carefully for ticks following a nice walk in the woods or grasslands.
Vacuum Clean. Vacuuming is another effective way to eliminate pests who prefer hiding out in the comfort of your rug. Many homeowners are unaware of the number of pests living in the rug environment of your home.
Keep an eye on your pets. Unfortunately, our beloved animal companions at home can become a magnet for pests. Your pet’s food and waste, for instance, can be the fuel for a rat, stink bug, or ant infestation so it’s important to store pet’s meals properly and dispose of any litter right away. In addition, you need to maintain proper cleanliness on your pet’s house and bed to keep unwanted pests at bay.
Know your enemy. Some of the intruders that you can expect during September include the new Asian lady beetles and brown marmorated stink bugs, boxelder bugs, crickets, cluster flies, face flies, rats, ants and numerous other insects. Understanding their behaviour and what you can do to control them is important to winning the war on bugs!
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