Different kinds of pests can make their way into your home as the weather cools off, including mice, spiders and ants. These pests can cause several problems inside homes, such as spreading germs, ruining food and chewing wires. Taking the following steps to prevent pest problems now means you might not have to call a New Jersey exterminator for an infestation.
Pests can fit through tiny openings in the exterior of your home, such as foundation cracks or gaps around doors and windows. Look for these openings on your home exterior, and seal them up to stop pests from being able to get in. Make sure you check around pipes or utilities on the exterior of your house.
Keep Firewood Away from Your Home
If you store firewood, keep it 20 feet or more away from the exterior of your home. Some pests can hide in wood piles and end up in your home when you bring wood inside.
Trim Bushes and Shrubs
Bushes and shrubs shouldn’t be brushing up against your home exterior. Keep these trimmed away from your home to make it more difficult for pests to get inside.
Eliminate Food Sources for Pests
Keep your food stored in airtight containers, and remove crumbs from the floor and counters. You should also empty your garbage regularly to discourage pests.
If you need a New Jersey exterminator for pests, please contact Allison Pest Control. We can provide you with dependable pest control services for your NJ home.