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Seasonal Pest Control

September 28th, 2017 3:13 PM by Amy Stonesifer

With the changing of the seasons coming soon, you as tenants need to be prepared for pest control.

Pests such as rodents, ticks, ghost ants, carpenter ants, silverfish, and roaches are common at this time of year.

Rodents are looking for a warm place to have their offspring, and your home is the perfect place. If you are up in the attic getting holiday decorations you may notice you have an unwelcome guest in the house. Small droppings that are black to brown and noises in the ceiling at night are signs of a rodent problem.

Rodents can get into your home from an opening as small as a quarter. They also tend to travel along tree limbs to and from your home, so trimming trees away from the roof and walls will help.

Other pests common at this time of year are silverfish, roaches, fleas and ticks. Silverfish like warm areas and feeds off insulation, boxes, and material. They can be a real nuisance once inside your home. Roaches like to hide in dark areas and will sometimes get into boxes. Ticks are normally brought in on plants or trees that are placed inside of the home.

Inspecting all boxes and storage containers as they are brought down from the attic is a good way to identify if you have a problem. When you store items in the attic again put them in sealed containers. Before you bring trees and plants inside inspect them for any insects crawling on them.

Checking your home and yard is key to maintaining a pest free environment.

Recommended products for year-round control. These products can save a lot of headache when  applied quarterly with the changing of the seasons.

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Posted by Amy Stonesifer on September 28th, 2017 3:13 PM

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