Autumn is finally here. It is lovely seeing nature’s beautiful transition with trees changing from lush green to brown. However, what might be scenic for most of us turns out as well the time to be extra watchful of invading pests.
Autumn is the time when pests, including cockroaches, rodents, and spiders go desperate in search of places to hide in and protect themselves from the harsh weather in winter.
It is always advised for homeowners to take note of pest-proofing tips, and the importance they play in keeping pests at bay and your home safeguarded the entire season.
Common Autumn Pests
The autumn pests that homeowners often encountered are rodents, roaches, and spiders, which all pose a serious threat to human health as well as to property.
Rodents like mice and rats carry diseases and viruses like Salmonella and Hantavirus. Not only they bring serious illnesses, but they can also cause costly structural damages as they chew on electrical wirings, gnaw through furniture, and nest in insulation, which can potentially cause a house fire.
Cockroaches, on the other hand, carry germs around their bodies which can trigger asthma attacks among young children and people with weak immunity resistance.
When the weather is starting to cool, our warm home is as enticing to pests as it is to us. That is why we often find pests indoors during the autumn and winter season.
Pests can cause serious health problems and expensive property damages in the future when an infestation is not addressed, or at least prevented.
In preparation for winter, people should be watchful and proactive in preventing pests from getting indoors. To help prevent any unfortunate pest infestation this autumn season, we give you these pest-proofing tips:
- Have pest-restraining installations, such as screens and door sweeps on exterior doors and windows
- Look for and repair damaged screens
- Seal cracks and leaking pipes
- Screen vents and chimneys
- Fix clogged drains
- Store food in closed containers
- Put garbage in sealed bins and dispose of waste properly
- Get rid of cluster
- Eliminate crumbs or leftovers on the floor, wipe off spills, and always leave pet’s bowl clean
- Maintain proper sanitation and good ventilation
- Contact a licensed pest control professional for a thorough and comprehensive pest inspection
What can TPM offer?
More than just a rigorous pest control inspection and treatment, we give additional advice about proper pest preventive maintenance to keep pests out of your area completely. Our pest control professionals are always available round the clock to deliver assistance as soon as you call for help. We have done a lot of pest control and removal operations across Sydney and Brisbane for years, so trust our services can bring you a useful and safe pest solution. Call us today!