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This is the time of year when certain bugs start to look for shelter in Nashville homes. If you'd rather not spend the holidays with stink bugs, boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles, and other common fall pests, we have a few tips to help you keep them out.

Fix Screens

The screens on your doors and windows are essential pest-proofing. When you open a door or window that has a damaged screen, a pest can slip right into your home. Fix damaged screens or replace screens that are damaged. Also, check to make sure there is no gap between your screen frames and your doors and windows. 

Apply Screen Material

Screens aren't just great for your doors and windows. Screen material can be used to protect many other openings that bugs use to get into Nashville homes. Apply screen material to: 

  • Vents

  • Louvers

  • A mail slot

  • A pet door

  • The top of your chimney

  • Etc.

Get Out The Caulking Gun

The greatest weapon you have in your arsenal is a caulking gun. You can use a caulking gun to seal many potential entry points, such as:

  • Gaps between your sole plates and your foundation

  • Gaps around water mains and electrical conduits

  • Holes created by wood-damaging pests

  • Holes that have developed in rotting wood

  • Gaps around window and door frames

  • And more

Protect Your Exterior Doors

The seals around your doors do more than keep cold air in during the summer and warm air in during the winter, they also help to keep pests out. Inspect your exterior doors and:

  • Replace old weather stripping.

  • Replace damaged door sweeps or install sweeps where you don't have them.

  • Adjust double doors to create a good seal.

  • Keep Your Basement And Attic Dry 

When pests get inside, some will not be happy to find the interior of your home dry. These are the pests that are attracted to moisture and humidity. You can deter these pests by installing dehumidifiers or ventilation in key areas.  

Get Your Gutters Cleaned

Before fall pests get into your home, they might be attracted to the exterior of your home by damp conditions. The gutters on your home do more than protect wood from wood rot, they keep rainwater from being captured by the large surface of your roof and having it pour right down onto the perimeter of your home. It is a good idea to have your gutter cleaned, particularly in the fall when leaves and sticks get in there. You may also consider getting gutter guards. They keep debris from getting into your gutters in the first place.

Trash Maintenance

Some pests are attracted to open trash receptacles and the scent of trash. In the fall, more than any other time of year, it is good to stay on top of getting your trash to the curb and keeping your receptacle free of strong odors that can attract pests.

Perimeter Protection

If you're not aware, Perimeter Plus Pest Control from All-American Pest Control gives Nashville homes protection from pests all year long. This is a great time of year to get your perimeter pest protection in place. The granular and mist applications we apply provide coverage for over 47 common Middle Tennessee pests. Your friendly All-American service professional will also apply essential pest maintenance around your home, such as the removal of spider webs. Do you know that a single web can have 300 spider eggs hidden in it? That's a lot of yucky spiders you definitely don't want inside your home.

For more information about Perimeter Plus Pest Control, or guidance in selecting other pest control options for your Nashville home, reach out to us. We're happy to answer your questions, and we look forward to guiding you toward the solutions that will work best for you. 

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