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Nine Handy Pest Prevention Tips For New Castle Property Owners

November 30, 2020

 

When the weather cools down, the pest problems heat up. Here in New Castle, Deleware, pest infestations become more common in November, as both insects and rodents start moving indoors to stay warm through the fall and winter. 

Pests need to hibernate wherever they can, including in homes like yours. The truth is, any New Castle home that doesn’t have a pest prevention plan will deal with an infestation this winter. Preparing for the cold season is essential; consider the following tips to secure your home from pests this November.

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Nine Pest Prevention Tips For New Castle Households

Different pests are attracted to different things, so your pest prevention plan needs to be comprehensive. The following prevention tips will help ensure that all insects, arachnids, and rodents stay out of your New Castle property. Start with these nine tips:

  • Deep Cleaning: Pests like to nest in undisturbed spaces, so the entire house needs a deep clean. Be sure you deep clean the tight spaces beneath appliances, the back corners of your closets, and your attic and garage. 

  • Remove Standing Water: Puddles, birdbaths, and stale gutter water will attract all sorts of insects and rodents since standing water is a reliable source of hydration.

  • Yard Maintenance: The falling leaves create nesting opportunities for pests, so make sure your grasses are cut and your leaf piles are disposed of. 

  • Relocate Wood Piles: Wood piles attract termites, ants, and certain types of spiders; the closer this wood is to your property, the more likely a pest will come indoors.

  • Moisture Control: The kitchen and the bathroom have lots of pest-attracting moisture, so make sure these areas of the house stay well-ventilated. 

  • Secure Trash Storage: Keep your trash bins tightly shut and indoors, or else foraging pests as rodents and cockroaches will feast inside. 

  • Tight Food Storage: Keep your pantry securely closed, and don’t leave food sitting out and unattended. Hitchhiking bugs, like ticks, silverfish, and bed bugs will sometimes hitch a ride on your clothes and even on online deliveries.

  • Seal Your Doors And Windows: Cracks in your masonry are common ways for pests to get inside, so thoroughly examine your walls, doors, and window frames to secure your caulking and sealant. 

  • Most Importantly: Contact Moyer Pest Control

Lastly, the best thing you can do to ensure total pest safety is to contact your local pest experts. The pest control professionals at Moyer Pest Control are well prepared to help New Castle households this autumn, so whether you have a pest problem or just want to make sure your home is pest-free and ready for winter, contact us at Moyer Pest Control for a thorough home inspection.

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