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How WV Residents Are Keeping Fall Pests At Bay

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The days have gotten shorter and the weather has definitely cooled off in West Virginia. Along with curling up next to the fireplace, this means that homeowners need to become vigilant against pests trying to move into your home. These unwanted house guests will enter into your West Virginia home in order to seek shelter, warmth, and food and water sources. Common pests found this time of the year in Charleston, Belington, Morgantown, and throughout West Virginia include house spiders, stink bugs, and rodents.

There are a few steps that homeowners can take to help prevent spiders in West Virginia along with many other pests from entering into your home this fall. Pest prevention tips for this fall in your home include:

  1. Removing piles of debris from your lawn like leaves, and fallen trees and branches.

  2. Keeping firewood stored away from the exterior of your home and up off the ground.

  3. Storing trash cans away from the exterior of your home with tight fitting lids.

  4. Trimming back trees and other landscaping from the side of your home.

  5. Fixing missing or broken roof shingles and siding.

  6. Keeping a tight fitting cap on your chimney.

  7. Sealing cracks and crevices along your foundation and caulk gaps around windows and doors.

  8. Keeping clutter to a minimum especially in the attic and basement areas.

  9. Keeping all open food stored in airtight containers, or in the fridge.

  10. Cleaning up spills and crumbs right away to keep the kitchen free of food particles.

Along with trying to prevent pests on your own, getting help from a professional West Virginia pest control company will ensure that your home and family stay safe and healthy through the fall and winter months. Having pests in your home are not only an annoyance, but can actually threaten your health. Pests like rodents can damage the structures of your home by chewing on structural wood and through wires and pipes. Pests can also introduce diseases and bacteria into your home and contaminate your food and food prep areas. The bottom line is that having unwanted pests in your home is a problem and should be prevented and controlled as quickly as possible.

A year round home pest control plan from a West Virginia exterminator will ensure that your home stays pest free this fall and winter! Contact Ace Exterminators; your local West Virginia pest control professionals!