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Infestations Are Coming

August 9, 2016

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There are some things you can count on in life. The sun will always rise and the sun will always set. The summer will always come and the summer will always go. And when the summer goes it will always be followed by colder months.

There is something else you can count on. When the summer warmth is gone and the temperatures begin to drop, bugs and animals will do what they do every year; they will look for a place to hide in your home. Why? Because bugs and animals can't tell the difference between your home and a hole in the ground. Quite literally.

When temperatures drop, bugs and animals find a safer place to be. They tunnel into the ground, find holes, hide in logs, squeeze under bark, hide under a rock, and more. The problem is your home seems like just another tree or rock in the forest. Bugs will squeeze under your siding like it is the bark on a tree. Rodents will chew their way into your basement as if the wood of your home is the wood of a log or tree. And bugs will squeeze through cracks in your foundation walls as though squeezing into a space between two rocks. In fact, your home has lots of holes, both high and low, that bugs will squeeze into. This will bring them into your wall voids, attic spaces and, eventually, the common areas of your home.

Why are we talking about the cold weather when it is still warm out? Because this is the time of year when you should be preparing your defenses for the inevitable invasion of overwintering pests. It is a lot easier to keep pests out than it is to remove them once they've invaded.

What You Can Do To Keep Bugs And Animals Out

  • Make sure all of your window and door screens are in proper working order.

  • Inspect to be sure the weather stripping on sliding doors make a good seal.

  • Be sure vents are covered with screens.

  • Consider getting a chimney cap if you have a chimney.

  • Make sure your door sweeps make good contact all the way across.

  • Do a detailed inspection of your exterior walls and seal any holes or gaps you find.

What A Professional Can Do

Since bugs and animals are exceptionally good at finding ways into homes, it is often necessary to use insecticides to fully control them. This is best left to a professional pest control technician. A trained technician not only knows what insecticides work to keep pests like stink bugs and earwigs out but how to apply them in a way that is safe for everyone living in the structure as well.

Get your home ready now, for the inevitable invasion of overwintering pests, with help from Moyer Pest Control. Our team will make sure those critters know that they are unwelcome at your home. You don't have to live with bugs and wildlife. You can trust Moyer Pest Control to keep your home pest-free this fall with the most advanced pest protocols in the industry.

Can you live with pests? Sure. But it is much better to live without them.

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