Autumn Pest Prevention

Whilst pest prevention should be a focus all year long, taking appropriate, seasonal measures to keep creepy crawlies and rodents at bay is a good way to recognise threats in their peak season and deal with the situation effectively.

Of course, you will always have the advice and support of Pest Control London, but understanding and implementing prevention methods according to the season will help in the long-run whether you’re a property-conscious business owner or homeowner.

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So, with autumn around the corner, what can you do to tackle revisiting pests? Find out more, below.

Cut off Potential Entrances

Although autumn is still a relatively warm time of year, it’s likely that some pests will be seeking shelter and suitable areas to build a nest for winter. In this case, cutting off all potential entrances is essential, not just for your health, but also to avoid costly structural damage. You can use mesh to block off vents and openings, as well as sealing any crevices with specialist filler.

Mortar repairs are also a great way to stop pests wriggling their way into your property.

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Exterior Work and Storage

During this season, you will want to keep all shrubs and trees neatly trimmed to avoid a swarm of insects making themselves right at home. For businesses, contacting a local agency to do this for you is the best way to keep pest populations low.

Conversely, for homeowners, if you’re planning to attend or host a (safe) bonfire, it’s worth thinking about storage. Tidying away your firewood within proximity to the property is never a good idea, as it can attract all manner of pests and increase the chances of insects finding their way inside. Instead, store the wood as far as possible from your home in a secure location and keep an eye on any signs that may indicate an infestation.

For businesses, any goods or foodstuffs must be kept in a safe location with no invitation for pests that may be lurking nearby. Again, cutting off all potential entrances is a must, as are regular inspections.

Call in an Expert

If you have spotted a few tell-tale signs of an infestation or you’re unsure of how to go about implementing autumn prevention, don’t be afraid to call an expert, like our team here at Pest Control London. We are more than happy to help with anything from advice to inspections and treatment and aftercare tips; for both commercial and domestic properties.

You can contact us through our website or see the rest of our blog if you’d like to find out a bit more about what we do and what we’re up against.

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