The most important thing you can do to prevent unwanted pests in your home is to schedule regular service with a pest control company. Affordable Pest Control has been serving Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, and the surrounding East Valley since 2013.
As fall and winter approach, here are some things you can do to boost your pest control services:
- Inspect and replace/repair weather stripping around doors and windows
- Inspect and replace window screens
- Add screens to exterior vents where possible
- Repair cracks and crevices around your home
- Move firewood piles away from your home as spiders and scorpions love wood piles
- Repair leaky plumbing, sprinklers, drippers, etc. to eliminate moisture
- Trim trees and bushes away from your home
- Replace your lightbulbs with yellow hue lights (vs. bright white)
- Clean up any trash, cardboard, and any other pile of debris around your home and yard
- Don’t leave food or water out (applicable all year)
You’ll want to be sure to let us know if you see an abundance of pests around your home, but it’s important to know which pests you’re most likely to see and why.
Which pests are most common in the fall?
- Scorpions – active year-round but seek shelter indoors during cooler months. You’ll most likely find these pests in bathrooms where they can find water.
- Spiders – most likely to be found indoors during winter months because they are seeking warmth.
- Termites – unlike other areas around the U.S., termites are active year-round in warm climates like Arizona
- Rats & Mice – these pesky rodents love to make a house out of your home where there is food, shelter, and warmth, you may see rats and mice. Call us immediately if you hear (or see) these rodents.
- Ants – tend to hibernate during the winter unless they can find warmth in your home and a few ants can turn into an infestation quickly, so be sure to call if you see ants in your home.
Affordable Pest Control has over 500+ 5-star reviews from loyal customers. Our technicians are background checked, highly trained, and knowledgeable, and come highly recommended. You can trust that the Affordable Pest Control team will provide you with the comfort you need as we shift into the fall and winter seasons.