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How Pest Proofing Can Stop Pests Coming Inside This Autumn
Autumn pests tend to become more of a problem the colder it gets. There are several reasons for this. The biggest is that pests are looking for food. As the seasons change, finding this becomes harder, which is why they enter homes.
These pests are also looking for shelter. They want a warm place to live, so that their chances of surviving the winter are increased. All of this means that you’ll probably see pests coming into your home during autumn. The best way to prevent these autumn pests is by mouse proofing and generally pest proofing your home. Here are some tips and tricks for doing this.

Block autumn pests with pest proofing

You may want to investigate is weather-stripping. This basically means that you seal your doors and windows. Usually, a strip of wood is placed at the bottoms and tops of your door frames. This has many advantages.

For example, most autumn pests are small, and can easily crawl beneath doors. Weather-stripping prevents this. Another advantage is that it keeps your house warmer because drafts do not come in beneath doors. This is something you’ll definitely enjoy during winter. You may even be able to save on heating bills. It will also help to prevent pests down the line, for example stopping ants getting inside next spring.

Think outside as well as inside to stop pests

Another little-known tip (that many people never think about) is cleaning up your garden. The way that most pests get in is by climbing into shrubs that are against your house. From there they climb onto outside walls and into your property.
To prevent this trim all bushes and shrubs that are against your home. Make sure that there is a large gap between these and the walls. Also cut all tree branches that overhang your roof. Squirrels and insects use these to get onto your roof.

If you have a fireplace, then store wood away from your home. Wood attracts pests, so keep it at least 10 feet from your house. Also try to keep wood off the ground. It’s also a good idea to do the same thing with your kitchen bins and drains. Keep them away from your home and make sure that they seal tightly.
Make your home an unattractive environment for pests. This means keeping your kitchen spotlessly clean, in order to have effective pest control solutions keeping food out of reach, repairing any leaks and avoid hoarding clutter.
Finally, any cracks and holes should be closed up. Along with this, repair loose bricks and mortar. Look up at your roof and check for loose and rotting shingles, or tiles. As long as these tips are followed, you should be able to avoid autumn pests.