The arrival of cooler weather this fall means pests may be targeting your house for a warm hideout.
Pest-proofing your home now can prevent these unwanted guests from settling in for the winter.
Consider these tips to prevent winter pest guests from entering and nesting in your home:
Seal or repair cracks in siding, faulty door/window screens and gaps around pipes entering the home.
Trim branches, plants and bushes to remove any natural pathways for pests to get indoors.
Inspect firewood carefully to avoid bringing roaches and other pests inside.
Keep mulch several feet from your home to avoid attracting insects to this moist habitat.
Clean counters and dishes and tightly seal leftovers.
Rinse recyclable containers before storing.
Pick up and store pet food overnight.
Empty garbage and vacuum frequently.