Hear rodents scurrying around? See bugs flying from room to room? Find droppings scattered throughout? Fall is officially here and that means temperatures will begin dropping rather quickly. And when temperatures drop, pests often look for warmer places to hang out which makes your house the perfect target. See below to find out how to keep intruders away this season:
It all starts with giving your home so much-needed reinforcement at its most vulnerable spots…
Seal Windows & Doors
Take a look around windows and doors. Notice the weatherstripping is worn out? If so, it’s time to replace it. By doing that and repairing soft spots in wood sills and frames, you’ll create a barrier against pests and save on energy bills by keeping warm air inside and cool air out.
Inspect The Roof
Take some time while the weather’s still nice to check on the roof. Look for gaps in eaves and flashing joints and fill holes in soffits and fascia. It’s also a good idea to trim trees back to eliminate access paths for animals that like to climb.
Check The Foundation
Similar to the roof, you’ll want to check for gaps or cracks in your home’s foundation. You’d be surprised at how easily animals can slip through even the smallest holes.
For all of your heating needs this season, call on the experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling. We’ve got years of experience under our belts and it’s our goal to keep you and your family comfortable all year ‘round.