Preparing for a Pest-Free Fall

Fall is right around the corner and for rodents and bugs, that means searching for a new place to call home. Here are some ways to avoid uninvited guests in your home.

  1. Seal any small cracks or openings
    Rodents like mice and rats look to your home for shelter from the cooler temperatures. A mouse can enter your home from a crack the width of a dime! Sealing any cracks near doors, windows or other areas can help keep these rodents out of your home this fall and winter.
  1. Keep up with Yardwork
    Falling leaves, dying grass and untrimmed bushes can be feeding grounds for pests. They can even help pests get into your home easier by providing them ladder directly into your home. Keeping your lawn and bushes well-kept and maintaining a border around your home will help pests stay outside.
  1. Declutter
    Pests love clutter including old documents, newspapers, clothes, and bedding. Pests love to hide inside cluttered areas and make themselves comfortable in your home. Clearing out these cluttered areas provides less opportunity for pests and rodents to move in.

The best way to prevent pests is by having a consistent pest control plan. Monthly plans keep your home protected all year long. Call your local Astro office for a quote. We service Valdosta, Tifton, Fitzgerald, and surrounding areas.