Here in upstate New York, the fall weather is now upon us. While we have some warm weather for the next week, we are undoubtedly going to experience a significant drop in temperature.
As the temperature drops, there is a good chance that all kinds of pests will start looking for a place to stay warm for the winter. If you are not careful, your home could be filled with ants, mice or even rats.
The more proactive you get now and start taking action to protect your home from past, the better off you'll be as winter approaches.
The first thing you want to do is walk around the perimeter of your house checking against the foundation, your roof or any of your siding. The thing you want to do is make sure that no branches or shrubbery or anything else is within 4 to 5 feet of your house. Just keeps squirrels, Chipmunks, mice, rats from jumping on your roof or crawling into your house.
You want to make sure that any firewood you use is at least 20 feet away from your house as this is a popular place for rodents to hide. Also, check your foundation for any cracks or noticeable spaces where pests might be able to get in through the walls. Further, make sure that there are no holes around where the utility lines get into your home.
Now for inside your house. Make sure to keep your kitchen clean and sweep the floors 3 to 4 times per week. Make sure to take out your garbage a couple times a week as ants and other critters can find it by and smell. Also make sure that your countertops are also wiped clean as well as your kitchen table.
These are very common sense tips that you can implement right away and never have to worry about calling a Clifton Park pest control company this season. That said however if you do you have an infestation of bugs or rodents in your home and need help from a professional pest specialist in Saratoga Springs, be sure to call All Star Pest Solutions today.