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How to Pest-Proof Your House This Fall

As we go from hot, humid summer days to cooler nights and fall temperatures, it’s the perfect time for some fall pest control. Team Bugstopper at Advanced Services Pest Control has some tips on pest proofing your home, including use of TAP insulation.

Many bugs and insects try to find a warm place to spend the cooler months. In the Augusta GA and Aiken SC areas, we see a lot of:

  • Stink bugs
  • Kudzu bugs
  • Lady beetles
  • Box elder bugs
  • Roaches
  • Spiders

If you haven’t taken pest proofing steps, be prepared for an invasion!

Pest proofing your house for fall

The best thing you can do is to think like a bug. Instead of fixing only the places you can see, get down and look at the areas you can’t easily see. Think about places pests can get in, the food they can eat and the places they can hide.

Here are a few things you can do to prevent pests from entering your home this fall:

  • Inspect exterior walls and the foundation. Look for holes, cracks and crevices. If there is a hole that is as small as a pin hole or a crack as thin as paper, a bug can get in. Seal and repair these areas.
  • Install door sweeps, which seal the bottoms of doors against the floor.
  • Inspect screens for holes and tears. Repair the damage or replace the screen.
  • Vacuum often, especially in corners, edges and low-traffic areas.
  • Ensure that weather stripping around doors works like it should.
  • Keep your house clean: Bugs love crumbs, wet areas and warm, messy spots to lay eggs.
  • Schedule recurring pest control with Advance Services.

Insulation can make a difference

If you have an attic, consider TAP insulation from Advanced Services Pest Control. TAP stands for Thermal Acoustical Pest Control and gives users three-fold benefits. In addition to providing energy-efficient insulation, the material used in the system also provides pest-control capabilities with sound-proofing properties that help create a more serene setting in your home. Made from all-natural materials, TAP insulation makes use of mineral salts to prevent invasive pests and insects from infesting your home.

For effective fall pest control, contact Team Bugstopper at Advance Services Pest Control. Be sure to ask about TAP insulation for even more pest proofing benefits.