Don’t Get Spooked by Pests this Fall!

As the fall chill returns to the air and the nights grow longer, people are preparing for the beginning of another busy holiday season. While deciding what type of candy to get ready for trick-or-treaters might be top of mind for many this month, we’re reminding homeowners that spooky pests have something else in mind for this time of year.

Avoid any unwanted house visits with these pest prevention tips from our resident bug experts and the NPMA:

    • Double-check your trick-or-treater’s costume for ticks before they come indoors
    • If you’re planning on riding on a hayride or taking an adventure through a corn maze, wear long sleeves and pants to avoid exposure to ticks and mosquitoes
    • Properly apply an EPA-registered insect repellent containing at least 20 percent DEET to deter mosquitoes and other pests
    • If you’re traveling this Halloween, thoroughly inspect the bed, dresser and couch in your hotel room for bed bugs
    • Screen windows, doors and chimneys to prevent pests from coming indoors
    • Inspect fall décor for pests before bringing anything indoors
    • If an infestation is suspected, call or text us to schedule a free inspection