Pest Control Protecting Your Home from Unwanted Fall Guests

pest controlAs the temperatures drop outside, some unwelcome guests like wasps, cockroaches, stink bugs, beetles, and ants may try to find their way into your cozy, warm home. While many people think bugs are more common in the summer, these pests can still make their way inside during the cooler months. But fear not! There are pest control treatments you can use to keep these insects and other critters out of your home this winter, so you can stay ahead of the “fall crawl.”

Pest Control Tip: Seal Your Home

When it’s chilly outside, insects have a harder time finding the shelter, water, and food they need. This can lead them to seek refuge in your home. To prevent this, follow these pest control tips:

  • Weatherproof Your Doors and Windows: Seal off any openings, gaps, or crevices around the edges and frames of your doors and windows.
  • Check for Light Leaks: Inspect your home for any sources of light leaks and make sure to seal up any exterior cracks or openings that could provide entry points for pests like bats and rodents.
  • Caulk Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures: Even the tiniest cracks around fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom can allow insects to enter and access the water they need. Be sure to seal these as well.

pest controlStrengthen Your Defense Against Pests

While sealing your home is essential, it’s possible to miss some areas. That’s where additional measures come in handy:

  • Use Labeled Pesticides: Apply durable outdoor/indoor labeled pesticides around your home’s perimeter and larger entryways like doors. It’s best to use these both inside and outside your home.
  • Use Targeted Products: For sensitive areas inside your house, like bathrooms, backsplashes, and kitchen sinks, use products designed for those areas with applicators that can reach tight spots.
  • Maintain Cleanliness: Keep your counters wiped, floors swept, and food stored in insect-resistant containers.

Eliminate Habits That Attract Pests

Myrtle Beach pest control measures go beyond sealing and spraying:

  • Store Firewood Smartly: Keep firewood at least three feet away from your home, and only bring inside the amount you’ll burn immediately to avoid providing shelter to pests.
  • Watch Recycling Bins: Placing recycle bins near your home or attached to your garage can invite pests inside.
  • Declutter Your Space: Avoid keeping piles of clutter, fabric, and old paper inside your house, as these can become a food source for insects and rodents. Keep your home clean. This is one of the most effective methods of pest control in Myrtle Beach.

Don’t let pests invade your home this fall! Contact Zap Pest Control Inc. today, and let our team of pest control experts help you keep these unwanted guests at bay.

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Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Areas Served: Surfside Beach SCCarolina Forest SC, Conway SC, Little River SC, North Myrtle Beach SC, Socastee SC, Myrtle Beach SC

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