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What Do First Time Home Owners Need to Know About Fall Pests?

What Should First Time Homeowners Do About Fall Pests?
What Should First Time Homeowners Do About Fall Pests?

When you invest in a new home, it’s important to take steps to prevent pests from getting inside it. During fall, you’ll need to be even more vigilant than usual. Some kinds of bugs and rodents try to get into homes before the weather gets cold. Keep in mind that our Freehold exterminators are here to help if you end up with a pest problem in your home. Use these tips to lower the risk of a pest infestation this fall.

• Keep the kitchen clean
Cockroaches, mice and other pests enter kitchens in search of food. Keeping your kitchen floor, counters and sink as clean as possible helps keep these critters away. Sweep up crumbs and don’t leave food out.

• Use garbage cans with tight lids
Taking out your kitchen trash each day can keep pests at bay, but make sure your garbage cans have lids that fit tightly. This makes it harder for these pests to get into them.

• Seal up cracks and other entryways
Seal up gaps, cracks and openings around pipes and vents on the outside of your home. Close up cracks near doors and windows as well. This prevents bugs and rodents from getting inside your home.

If you have pests in your home, our Freehold exterminators can help. Contact Allison Pest Control to learn more about our services. We can help eliminate bugs, rodents and other pests in your home.

Effective Pest Control Starts on the Outside

Pest Control Starts Outside
Pest Control Starts Outside

You’re probably vigilant about pests inside your New Jersey home, but what about outside? Insects and wildlife enter your house from the outdoors, just like any other intruder. Follow these exterior maintenance tips to discourage pests from taking up residence in your yard and eventually your home.

  • Squirrels, raccoons and other animals can work their way through surprisingly narrow openings. Get in the habit of periodically walking around your house examining the perimeter. Don’t assume that any crack or weakness is too minor to worry about.
  • Raccoons are notorious dumpster divers. Be sure to keep household trash in tightly covered bins. If possible, store the containers in a closed garage or shed.
  • Compost makes an attractive playground for rats and other rodents. Turn it frequently and use a layer of dirt to minimize odors.
  • Bird feeders are a tempting source of food, encouraging squirrels onto your property. Install them a minimum of five feet away from trees and walls to make them less accessible.
  • If you keep a vegetable garden, raising the beds will make it harder for moles to tunnel after the roots. It’s also helpful to include repellent vegetables like onions and garlic.
  • Stack firewood several feet away from your house. Avoid piling them too tightly so that air and light can circulate.

Our trained and licensed technicians are experts in solving pest control problems. We use safe, effective methods for extermination and prevention to give you complete peace of mind. Call 800.564.4585 to schedule a free pest inspection.

Tips for Fighting Insects in Your Home

Starve the Insects Out of Your Home
Starve the Insects Out of Your Home

Few things can ruin your day more than finding out that you are living with insects that damage your property, bite you, eat your food and/or undermine the cleanliness of your home. Because they can hide almost anywhere, their numbers can be many and they multiply at exponential rates, it is extremely difficult to get rid of most of these pests with a do-it-yourself approach.

Here are some great tips to getting rid of the pests that are bugging you.

1. Starve them

Insects are in your home for two very specific reasons: it provides them with shelter and easily obtainable sources food. You can make your home less hospitable to many types of bugs by sealing all food and keeping your home devoid of crumbs, lingering spills, dirty dishes, ect. This will not only help battle a current infestation, but it will also greatly decrease the likelihood of a future one.

2. Remove your clutter to find them

As we mentioned earlier, bugs love to hide anywhere that they can. The more places you give them to hide, the easier it is for them to escape your wary gaze. Get rid of as much clutter as you can so that they cannot hide as easily.

3. Call a pest control company like Allison Pest Control

Although the above tactics will aid you in the fight against those nasty bugs, they will not completely remove them. In order to ensure that your pest problem is truly solved, you will need to enlist the aid of a local pest control company. When searching for pest control services, keep this in mind: Allison Pest Control provides a free pest inspection beforehand with a free no obligation estimate.