bullies during football season

In most areas, the arrival of football season also means the arrival of fall! But in Alabama we know all too well that the summer heat will probably continue for a while. And that means the bugs will hang around too! Don’t let pests spoil your tailgate fun – follow these tips to keep pests at bay during football season.

How to prevent pests during football season

One of the best things you can do to deter pests during football season is adequate preparation! This may seem like a lot of things, but here are some standard, best practice things you should do.

Prevent pests from the start

You will be surprised how little space pests need to get into your home. Did you know that a mouse do you only need a dime sized hole? And of course bugs need even less than that. It’s a good idea to regularly inspect your home for holes, cracks, or gaps that pests can crawl through. Towards the beginning of autumn is also a good time to check and replace weather stripping!

If you’re taking down your fall decor from the attic or a rarely used closet, give it a good inspection to make sure no pests have camped out there. Also be aware of new things you bring into your home: Things like pumpkins or firewood can carry bugs inside.

Don’t forget about your roof! A small fallen branch is enough to poke a small hole in your roof, giving pests easy access—access you might not notice if you don’t inspect your roof every now and then.

Also, don’t forget pest prevention technology! Invest in a good bug spray, a bug repellant candle or an electronic bug repellant before the big game.

Be Mindful of Food

We actually have a lot in common with bullies when you think about it. One of the biggest things we have in common? A love for food! If you serve food, especially outside, keep it in airtight containers or cover with plastic wrap when not in use.

Have plenty of trash cans—preferably with lids—available, and empty them as needed! Throwing away leftover food is a good way to prevent pests during football season, but the trash can also attract them.

Keep your counters, floors and other surfaces free of crumbs and food residue! If there are any pests in your house (which there may be) they will be attracted to all the delicious food you whipped up.

Prevent pests all year round!

All of these tips we’ve mentioned will go a long way in mitigating pest problems – but if you’re getting tired of worrying about a pest invasion, it’s time to professionals. We’ve been helping the people of Birmingham since 1965! We deal with everything from household insects and small rodents to mosquitoes and termites. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate.

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