Fall has come to call for its annual visit. Without fall pest prevention, the new season won’t be your only visitor. Lower temperatures bring an assortment of fall invaders all happy for the chance to drop in and say howdy! While the only guaranteed way to stay completely insect-free is an ongoing home pest prevention program, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions can offer tips to help you reduce the likelihood of being invaded by insects, spiders, and four-legged pests.
Problems with fleas, squirrels, and mice all become common in the fall, but not all for the same reasons. Indoor flea issues increase after the outdoor summer breeding season finishes–family pets act as conduits on which the fleas hitchhike into your home and begin multiplying inside. In fall, squirrels make their way into homes and buildings for a warm environment in which to have their second litter of the year. Mice can enter for the warm environment, but they also enter in search of food.
Five Fall Pest Prevention Tips
Jeff Holper, president of Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions, advises that while professional treatments and trapping are the ways to guarantee a pest-free environment, he can share a few tips to help prevent the invaders in the first place:
To reduce squirrels in your home, it is important to keep tree branches trimmed to at least five feet from your home.
For flea prevention in the fall, have your home treated in June or July with a professional application of a flea adulticide combined with a insect growth regulator. (Remember this one for next year!)
Installing rodent stations around the exterior perimeter of your home will lower the number of mice wanting to enter your home.
Have a perimeter spray done on the exterior of your home to reduce spiders and insects that might make their way inside.
Remove clutter from basements and garages to reduce the chance of wildlife, insect, and spider invasion.
Your pest-free life, guaranteed!
For over thirty years, St. Louis area families have trusted Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions to keep their homes, yards, and gardens free of pests. A regular pest prevention program administered by the friendly technicians of Holper’s will keep your home free of many common pests–ants, crickets, beetles, the common house spider, pantry pests, meal moths, and many others. For difficult to treat pests, such as fleas, yellow jackets, brown recluse spiders, termites, silverfish, and bed bugs, Holper’s has specialized programs that remove the infestations as rapidly as possible. Holper’s will give you a complete assessment of gaps/holes in and around your home that could give access to four-legged creatures, such as mice, rats, squirrels, and raccoons. Holper’s will repair these openings, as well as install insect-resistant insulation, to keep your home pest-free. If any wildlife is already inside, Holper’s technicians are trapping experts and will rid them from your property! Call Holper’s today at 314-732-1413 to make sure no unwanted dwellers reside at your address!