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Perform a thorough inspection of your home’s exterior.

  • Seal up any cracks around the foundation including utility entry points.
  • Replace old weather-stripping around entry points. Proper weather-stripping will improve your home’s ability to keep pests out.
  • Do not leave uncovered food sitting out for any extended period of time. Do not allow pet food to sit overnight.
  • Eliminate debris such as woodpiles, stones, bricks or any other sort of debris. These piles of debris provide excellent harborage for many pests.
  • Inspect your attic, crawl space and basement for excess moisture. Proper ventilation will keep those areas dry and reduce the possibility of pest harborage.
  • Regularly dispose of trash and keep all garbage in properly stored containers if possible.
  • Consider storing clothing in plastic boxes or pouches to prevent fabric pests from getting to them.
  • Do not store fire wood closer than 25 feet from the house and elevated 6 inches off of the ground.
  • Ensure that tree branches and shrubs are trimmed and away from your home.
  • Call us if additional treatments are necessary.

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