Cooler nights in Minnesota means that the fall season is just around the corner! Many people are enjoying the benefits of the cooler weather: football, pumpkins, harvest, changing leaves, and Thanksgiving, but insects are focused on storing up food and finding a suitable place to settle in for the colder winter months. There are a few things you can do now to keep your home insect-free for the winter:
Wipe Down Kitchen Countertops: Leftover crumbs and spills on the countertops can be excellent sources for insects that are in search of food sources. Ensure that food containers are covered and stored properly and that the countertops are wiped clean and dried after use.
Keep The Lid On Your Garbage: An open-top garbage can is an invitation for a host of insects ranging from ants to roaches, and for outside cans, even wild animals such as raccoons. Consider using heavier gauge trash bags and ensuring the canisters are closed tightly each night.
Inspect Walls And Seal Off Openings: Spend time during these months, while there is still some warmth outside, to inspect the perimeter of your home. You’re looking for small cracks and openings where insects could gain entry into your walls. Even the smallest holes can be the perfect entry spot for smaller insects like ants and roaches!
Invest In A Good Dehumidifier: Many spaces in a home are overlooked when inspecting for insects. These include the attic, garage, crawlspace, basement, and outside storage sheds. Oftentimes, too, these spaces harbor excess moisture and humidity buildup. Many insects are drawn to moisture or standing water to survive. Drying these areas out helps to prevent nesting by a good number of insects and pests.
Contract For Routine Pest Control/Prevention
Ahead of the winter months, consider contacting your local pest control company (such as EcoTech in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area) to create a pest control solution that fits your budget. You’ve heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention…” What is it worth to you? Prevention is the best tool.
Twin Cities Pest Control
The experts at EcoTech offer safe, organic pest control solutions. Our treatment process is non-toxic which is good news for your little ones or household pets. To safeguard your home against pests and insects this winter, act now! Call the team at EcoTech today, at (763) 785-1414.