Trim the Trees and Clean the Gutters to Reduce Pest Harborage and Entry Points

/Trim the Trees and Clean the Gutters to Reduce Pest Harborage and Entry Points

Trim the Trees and Clean the Gutters to Reduce Pest Harborage and Entry Points

You and your family might not be the only ones staying warm in your home this winter.

Pests, rodents, and insects are also looking for shelter during the cold winter months.  Harmful to people and your home, these pests can carry diseases, contaminate food, leave droppings, make nests, and chew on electrical wires and drywall. Take some time to prevent their access to your home by sealing all cracks and crevices and replacing worn weather-stripping. Also, look around your home’s exterior for additional places where pests can gain entry into your home and seek shelter.

Create a Buffer Zone

Weeds, grass, mulch, and bark can provide food and shelter for a vast range of pests. Most companies will tell you to create a buffer zone by keeping a two-foot perimeter around your home completely free of grass, plants, or organic material. It is true, by removing areas where pests can hide near your home you can reduce their chance of finding a way inside. However, Truly Nolen can treat properly without you having to do this! We do recommend you trim limbs, branches, and shrubbery back at least two feet from your home to prevent pests easily entering the premise and store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house.

Clean All Gutters

Clogged gutters can cause foundation cracks and basement leaks and lead to mold and mildew. While most homeowners are aware that clogged gutters can lead to water damage problems, they aren’t aware that the moisture in clogged gutters also attracts pests to your home. Gutters full of debris, fallen leaves, and twigs provide a protected area, food, and moisture for pests to live, breed, and gain access to your attic. By cleaning out your home’s gutters and downspouts, you can protect your home and prevent a variety of pest issues.

Partner with Truly Nolen

The best ways to protect your home and prevent a pest infestation this winter is to create a buffer zone and clean your gutters before the temperature begins to drop.

If you are not having any issues with pest or termites, and would like to avoid future pest issues and/or infestation…the best and easiest way is to get Truly protected with our 4 Seasons Pest Control Program. Preventive protection is the best protection, as you will find products do wear off.

However, if you think you already have a pest infestation, contact thepest professionals at Truly Nolen to assess your situation and recommend treatment. Another way to stay ahead of pest activity is by focusing on proactive maintenance to help stop pest problems before they start. Truly Nolen’s Four Season’s approach to residential pest control attacks your pest problem and includes individual steps, utilizing different equipment and highest quality materials to get the best results for you and your family. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection, receive a free estimate, or ask us any question you may have.

By | 2018-12-10T00:26:03+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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