When temperatures drop, pests like ants, roaches, and rodents will begin to look for warmer places to settle into. They will slip through any cracks and crevices they can find to get into your warm and cozy house. As the cooler weather sets in, the staff from McCauley Agriculture & Pest Control wants to help homeowners keep their homes pest-free. Make sure your home doesn’t become their new home by following these simple steps.
Remove Fallen Leaves
As the trees change and drop their leaves, the piles of dead plant matter make great homes for bugs and other critters. Cleaning up fallen leaves close to your home eliminates these hiding spots and encourages pests to look elsewhere for shelter.
Seal Cracks and Crevices
Inspect the inside and outside of your home for any holes, crack, or crevices that may be used as entry points for pests. Using silicone caulk, seal any openings that you find. Even the smallest cracks can let in small pests like ants. Pay special attention to areas around windows and where plumbing pipes enter the house.
Check Doorsweeps and Windows
Doorsweeps are the flexible piece of rubber or plastic underneath exterior doors. Over time, these can crack, tear, or be cewed away by rodents. Make sure to check that doorsweeps are still intact, and replace if necessary. Repair or replace any torn window screens.
Screen Attic Vents and Chimneys
Many attic vents and chimneys have openings large enough for even squirrels and raccoons to squeeze through. It is important to add screen to these openings to prevent bugs and rodents from entering your home.
Trim Branches Away From Homes and Buildings
Keep branches and shrubs trimmed away from your home, shed, or other buildings. Overhanging limbs can become an ant highway directly into your kitchen. Cutting off this access makes it more difficult for pests to invade your home.
Even after following these steps, a bug or rodent still may be able to enter your home. If you notice pests in your home or business, you should enlist the help of a professional pest control company.
Call The Pest Control Pros At McCauley Agriculture & Pest Control
McCauley Agriculture & Pest Control is the best choice for professional pest control treatment in Brentwood CA. If you suspect pests are encroaching on your space, give us a call today. We can help make sure your home is ready for fall and winter with professional pest inspections and treatments.
If your home or business needs pest control solutions in the Brentwood CA area, call McCauley Agriculture & Pest Control today at (925) 634-1255. We proudly serve the entire Brentwood area, including Oakley, Discovery Bay, Bethel Island, and more. We look forward to working with you!