5 Tips to Prepare for Fall Pests Before It’s Too Late

Defend your house against pests

Although it’s still August and technically summer, it’s never too early to start preparing for the next season of insects, rodents, and pests if you’re a homeowner. Fortunately, pest services Passaic County and in Bergen County are available, affordable, and convenient at any time of year.

Here are some tips for preventing fall pests common to our area from entering your home.

Fall Pests Common in New Jersey

New Jersey is home to many different kinds of pests, and some are more damaging than others. These are some common pests to keep an eye out for and where you’ll likely find them

  • Carpenter ants – near wood
  • Stink bugs – cracks in siding (and an unpleasant smell!)
  • Stinging insects like bees, wasps, and yellow jackets – roof overhangs and trees
  • Clover mites – small crevices
  • Yellow sac spiders – closets and bookshelves
  • Drain flies – drains of sinks and tubs
  • Camel back crickets – damp areas like laundry rooms and bathrooms
  • Rodents – food left out or unsealed

Use Caulk to Seal Cracks and Crevices

Take a walk around your house and do a thorough inspection to see what cracks and crevices exist. When the temperatures cool down in the fall, pests come to harborage points to seek shelter and warmth.  The gaps between windows, doors, and where siding meets your roof and foundation are common entry points. Seal up those cracks with caulk before pests get a chance to discover them. Expandable foam is also useful here.

Dispose of Garbage Regularly from Sealed Containers

Pests are committed to finding food wherever they can, and oftentimes that’s in garbage containers. Invest in sealed containers to store your garbage, and dispose of it regularly to avoid attracting pests to your home and yard.

Replace Loose Weather Stripping Around the Foundation and Windows

Over time, and especially during the hot and muggy summer months, weather stripping begins to peel away. Replace that weather stripping as soon as you notice an issue. This is very important around the foundation of your basement because the easiest access points for pests are often located here.

Keep Firewood at Least 20 feet from the House

There’s nothing better than a backyard campfire while roasting s’mores to enjoy the fall season. Just keep that firewood stored at least 20 feet from your home to prevent infestations of wood-loving pests, like carpenter ants and termites.

Consult Professional Pest Services Passaic County and Bergen County

Pest control is a serious business, and not everyone is cut out for it. Fortunately, Precise Pest Control is highly experienced in all types of fall pests in New Jersey and provides professional pest services Passaic County and Bergen County.

At all times, be on the lookout for signs of a pest infestation, such as feces, scurrying sounds, and gnaw marks on wooden structures. This is the time when insects and pests of all kinds begin looking for a place to live all winter long, so don’t delay calling a professional or you’ll wind up regretting it. To prepare for fall, give us a call today at 866-971-2847!