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Get Ready for a Pest-Free Fall

This summer has been insanely hot, and while the fun in the sun has been memorable it’s nice to know that the temperature is starting to cool. However, just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean that you’re done with pests. They can be just as bothersome in the fall as in any other season. 

No need to fret, just a few precautionary measures will ensure that pests don’t ruin your fall festivities. Keep these tips in mind as the leaves start to fall around you:

Take Care of the Leaves

One of autumn’s signature looks is the piles of leaves you’ll find in every front yard. The red, yellow, and orange leaves are certainly beautiful this time of year, but they can quickly become home to pests if left alone for too long. 

Whenever you accumulate a pile of leaves on your lawn, dispose of it immediately. The longer you let it sit, the more pests will turn it into a part-time abode before eventually sneaking into your house. 

Get Rid of Moisture

The cooler weather can cause moisture to accumulate within your home. Many pests are attracted to this moisture, luring them inside. Basements, crawl spaces, and attics are particularly prone to moisture in the fall. 

There are a few ways you can reduce moisture build-up around your property. Proper air circulation will help, either by opening up some windows or vents in the afflicted room. A dehumidifier will also clear out that moisture, especially in hard-to-reach spaces or add-ons. 

Double-check Your Equipment

There’s a lot of yard work that needs to be done even without counting all the raking. Maybe you need to trim some bushes before winter or give the lawn one last trim before putting the lawnmower into storage. Whatever tool you use, be sure to check it before bringing it back into the garage.

Some pests might accidentally hitch a ride on your mower or trimmers all the way into storage. If your storage space is connected to your house, they have an easier way in. Simply shaking out your tools or giving them a quick clean will keep the bugs outside where they’re less of a bother. 

Build a Barrier

An invisible wall will keep pests away from your home when they’re seeking a warmer abode. You can easily do this with PF Harris’Home Pest Control. One simple spray can keep your property safe from bugs and other creepy crawlies even weeks after initial application.

The best part about this product is that it can be used both outdoors and indoors. Spray around the foundation of your home, behind cupboards and dressers, and all along the driveway. You won’t be having any pest control problems for the rest of the season!

The key to keeping a pest-free home is being proactive. Just do what you can to stay one step ahead of pests and you’ll never have a massive problem to deal with.