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Pest-Proofing Your House This Fall

Wherever you live in Georgia, you can feel the weather starting to change. We are going from hot, humid summer days to cooler nights and fall temperatures. Now is the perfect time to prepare your house for the cooler months and the pest that they bring. Here are a few tips for pest-proofing your home in Macon or Rome this fall.

What Is Fall Like In Georgia?

In Georgia, we don’t see such dramatic dips in temperatures as much of the rest of the country does, but we do experience changes. Now, the sun is abundant and the highs are in the high 70s and 80s. As the fall weeks wear on, the evening temps dip down into the 40s, the clouds come in, and we get a lot more rain.

In the fall, you often head indoors for relief from crisp air and chilly nights. Unfortunately, you aren’t alone. Fall pests are headed indoors too.

Overwintering Pests in Georgia

Several insects invade Macon-area and Rome-area homes in the fall. These pests are called overwintering pests because they will remain in your home until the spring. Overwintering pests in Georgia seek refuge from cold.
Here are a few common overwintering pests in Georgia:

Your house is the prime target if you don’t prepare for the invasion.

How to Pest-Proof Your House This Fall

To prepare your house for fall, think like a bug. What does that mean? Instead of fixing only the places you can see, get down and look at the areas you don’t. You need to think about places pests can get in, the food they can eat, and the places they can hide.
Here are a few effective ways to prevent pests from entering your Georgia home this fall:

  • Inspect exterior walls and the foundation. Look for holes, cracks, and crevices. If there is a hole that is as small as a pin hole or a crack as thin as paper, a bug can get in. Seal and repair these areas. A good rule of thumb is to seal cracks that are 1/8 inch or wider.
  • Install door sweeps.
  • Inspect screens for holes and tears. Repair the damage or replace the screen.
  • Vacuum often, paying special attention to corners, edges, and in any hidden areas.
  • Call a pest control company for residential pest control treatments.

Active Pest Control has residential pest control treatments for your Georgia home. Call now for an inspection and to discuss which plan is perfect for your home and budget.

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