Winter Is Coming

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We are starting to feel the temperature dip now that it’s fall. The leaves are changing color and winter is coming. But are you ready for those pesky fall invaders? Outdoor pests are going to start looking for a place to overwinter, and your house provides everything that they need, from shelter from extreme weather and warmth to a constant supply of food and water. However nice the reprieve from swatting flies and mosquitoes, other pests are about to take their place. The most common fall invaders are mice, squirrels, chipmunks, spiders, earwigs, and silverfish.

Mice, squirrels, and chipmunks can invade a home through cracks, holes, gaps, and crevices. They are known to cause a lot of damage to insulation, drywall, floors, ceilings and even structures. These pests can cause a lot of noise during the night while they scavenge about through your attic, walls, crawl spaces and even your kitchen. They can contaminate your food by leaving urine and feces behind or by clawing into the packaged food rendering it unfit for humans to consume.

Spiders, earwigs, and silverfish will sneak in through the same entry points as the larger pests. However, they are not known to cause any health risk or damage to homes but are regarded as nuisance pests. They can infest a home in large numbers and become overwhelming, not to mention they are pretty creepy when they sneak up on you all of the time.

Generally, to keep pests from entering your home, you will need to block off all of their entry points. Seal all of those gaps around your window and doors, including garage doors. Be sure to repair or replace screens on windows too. Look for gaps around pipes, cables and wires entering your home, those should be filled in securely because large pests can gnaw and scratch their way in. Inspect other areas in your home for entry points including soffits, eaves, vents, chimneys, and attics. Vacuum up insects that get inside, if left they may attract other pests to invade your home. Over the counter, pest control products may lower your pest population but they won’t completely eliminate them all or get rid of the problem. The most effective way to stop fall invaders this year in Albany, New York, the Capital District and the Adirondack Region is to call on us at Thomas Pest Services. We have a lot of experience and maintain a professional effective pest control throughout our service area. Don't wait for fall invaders to call your house their home, call us right now and we will get to work on controlling your pest problems.

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