Don’t get Spooked by Pests this Halloween

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Walk into any store selling Halloween decorations and chances are you will find spiders and bats used as popular motifs. However, as the weather starts to turn cold in October, you run the risk of the real thing infiltrating your home. According to the National Pest Management Association, spiders, bats, and even bed bugs are more likely to infest the home in the fall as the weather starts to turn colder. Your Nashville pest control company, Ameri Care Services, wants to educate our customers on steps they can take to avoid getting spooked by cold-weather pests this Halloween.

Close off points of entry: The smallest crack or crevice can become a point of entry for spiders and bed bugs. Make sure to seal all the cracks and holes in and around the exterior to prevent them becoming entryways for all things creepy and crawly. This includes sealing off pipes and wiring entry points, while also repairing any window screens and shingles that might be broken or loose.

Spider-proofing: Do not let trash and rubbish—including boxes, plywood, old tires, and wood—accumulate in your basement or adjacent to your property. All these discarded items can become ideal hiding places for spiders. Try to maintain a clutter-free environment inside the home as well, including storage areas such as closets and pantries.

Seal cracks and crevices around your doors, windows, and access holes for plumbing or electrical conduits. Keep any clothes and shoes that are worn on occasion in tightly sealed containers, preferably in some darkened storage area.

Bat-busting: Having a bat infiltrate your home can be an extremely stressful experience—both for you and the bat! Before you go and install any traps or countermeasures against bats, remember law in many states protects these animals, so you should check in with your local animal control or wildlife services regarding any potential regulations. Common access points for bats might be attic louvers or underneath fascia boards—the long, straight boards that run along the lower edge of your roof. Seal any cracks or crevices in these areas, preferably with a combination of caulk and steel wool. Also, attach a wire screen to any attic vents and chimney openings.

Bed bug prevention: Trust us, you never want to let the bed bugs bite. Once these pests get into your home, it can be very difficult to remove them. They travel from room to room or even to different levels of your house by crawling or hitching a ride on your skin or clothing. The pest professionals at Ameri Care Services have the expertise to identify the warning signs of bed bugs and any of their likely hiding places. We also possess special tools that are not available to regular consumers.

Pest Control Services in Nashville

When dealing with any type of pest infestation, early detection and treatment are key. Ameri Care Services can perform a complimentary evaluation of your home and business, inspecting for any evidence of bugs or other pests. Once these pests are identified, we come up with a plan to eliminate them and prevent their return. This plan is tailored to your specific needs. Call our office at (615) 893-7111 to schedule your evaluation today.

Ameri Care Services is here to serve the pest control needs of residential and commercial customers in the areas of Nashville, Mt. Juliet, and Murfreesboro in Tennessee.