Fall Chores for Spring and Summer Pest Control
The end of summer and before the heavy rains hit, there are a few chores that homeowners can do to help minimize pest control issues for spring and summer. The summers here in Bryan are intense and all of that sun and heat with the humidity causes a lot of damage to homes.
- Paint & Seal – By summer the carpenter bees are going to emerge and begin to look for new places to drill galleries to lay eggs. They are primarily attracted to unpainted or untreated wood and will happily make holes in wood siding, decks, and eaves that have chipping paint or sun damage. Take some time and repaint or stain wood that may have receive a lot of sun exposure over the summer. This will reduce the threat of damage by carpenter bees.
- Rodent Proof Your Pantry – Food is a driving force for rodents and while they love to live in your home, they can only do so if there is adequate food. Put dry foods in storage bins with lids. Make sure to clean out your pantry each season. A little bit of spilled rice or dry pasta goes a long ways to feeding a family of mice. The problem with feeding mice is that by the end of summer the females can have a hundred or more babies.
- Check The Yard – October and into November are prime fire ant season and you can spot new colonies now and eradicate them before they are well-established. This is also a good time to address other ant issues too, such as pharaoh and crazy ants.
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