If stink bugs haven’t found your home yet, there is a very good chance they are on their way! Fall is when these pests begin to look for a place to spend the winter and you may notice them huddling along the south side of your home, basking in the fall sunshine. When the temperatures begin to drop, they start to look for a good place to hide out for the winter and if you’re not careful, that place could be inside your home. You don’t want to spend your whole winter cleaning up stink bugs that have gotten inside; here are some tips to help you prevent stink bugs from entering your home from the best exterminator in Nashville, All-American Pest Control.
Follow these home pest control tips to help reduce the number of stink bugs you find inside your home this fall and winter:
Check the exterior of your home for any places where bugs may be getting inside. Begin with checking the doors and windows- are they properly sealed? If not, they may need weather stripping to keep stink bugs and other fall bugs out.
Make sure windows and doors are fitted with tight fitting screens and that these screens are free from snags and holes.
Don’t use your outdoor lights unless absolutely necessary. If you must use outdoor lighting regularly, replace your current white light bulbs with yellow or sodium vapor lighting which attract fewer insects.
Check areas around the exterior of your home that may be allowing insects inside. These areas can be behind siding, around where utility pipes or wires come into your home and cracks and crevices in the foundation.
Remove leaf clutter away from the foundation of your home. Stink bugs first will find shelter under the piles of leaves… and as temperatures continue to drop the warmth seeking stink bugs will natural creep on inside.
These do-it-yourself pest prevention measures can help you avoid the common bugs found in homes during the winter months, including stink bugs, spiders, lady bugs and flies. Unfortunately these prevention measures aren’t always enough, so the pest control professionals at All-American should be called when a pest infestation occurs despite your best prevention efforts. Our professionals know how to get rid of stink bugs and other pests that have found their way inside. In fact, the best way to get rid of stink bugs is to make sure they don’t enter in the first place, so before these pests are a problem in your home, a preventative treatment should be applied to the exterior of your home. This treatment can help deter stink bugs in the first place, eliminating the need for you to spend your winter constantly cleaning these pests up from inside your home.
For more information on stink bug control services from the stink bug exterminators at All-American Pest Control or for help on identifying other areas around your home that may harbor pests , please give us a call today. We can help you with controlling the pests that have already found their way into your home while also offering solutions to prevent these pests from returning. Call All-American Pest Control today and see why our Nashville customers have chosen year round home pest control services with our experienced and knowledgeable professionals for all the pests that we encounter here in Nashville, TN.