Thursday, August 20, 2009 – In this issue, you will find pest prevention tips to help prepare your home for fall. Changing temperatures and moisture levels in fall often trigger pests like rodents and spiders to look indoors for warmth and shelter. By teaming up with your Orkin specialist, you can help keep these pesky invaders outside where they belong.
|Welcome to the first issue of Orkin@Home, Orkin’s guide to keeping pests in their place™. In this issue, you will find pest prevention tips to help prepare your home for fall. Changing temperatures and moisture levels in fall often trigger pests like rodents and spiders to look indoors for warmth and shelter. By teaming up with your Orkin specialist, you can help keep these pesky invaders outside where they belong.|
Act Now to Keep Pests Out this Fall
While you may associate bugs with summer, many pests are active year round, including cockroaches and rodents. As fall’s cooler temperatures and drier weather approach, pests will need warm places to nest — and may find the perfect spots inside your home.
“Just like us, pests need food, moisture, shelter and optimal temperatures to survive,” said Ron Harrison, Ph.D., Orkin technical director. “Before cool weather arrives, partner with your pest specialist to identify and reduce pest entry points, and any food and water sources that can attract pests to your home.”
Ron recommends these tips to help keep pests out of your home:
As you might guess, gaps around your home’s foundation, windows, doors and utility access points can provide space for pests to get inside. Plus, attics and crawl spaces are common pest habitats. Orkin can help target these entry points with Orkin-Therm, an environmentally-responsible attic insulation service that helps keep warm air in and pests out, and Orkin DryZone, a service that helps reduce pest-attracting moisture in crawl spaces.
Contact your Orkin specialist today to learn how you can work together this fall to help protect your home from pests.
The Truth Behind the Web
Did you know that seeing spiders can be a warning sign that insects are in your home? Most spiders eat insects, so if you see webs, they likely have found a food source in your home.
Save the spooks for Halloween and tell your Orkin specialist about any spider activity as soon as possible.
Keys to Reducing Rodent Activity
Before temperatures begin to drop, help your pest specialist protect your home with these three tips:
The more pest-friendly habitats you remove around your home, the less likely rodents are to crawl inside this fall.