Fall & Winter Pest Proofing Tips

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Here are some tips from Insight Pest Management for homeowners to follow in an effort to reduce their chances of battling a home pest invasion this winter.

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home using a silicone-based caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.
  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundations and windows.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Clean out leaves and other debris from the gutters, which can serve as the perfect pest harborage site.
  • Properly landscape by keeping shrubbery and tree branches trimmed 6-8 feet from the roofline.
  • Store firewood on a raised structure like concrete blocks at least 20 feet from the home.
  • If you suspect an infestation, contact your local pest professional.

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