Pest Control in the Fall – Kettering, Ohio

How to Keep Your Home Pest Free This Fall

When fall arrives and the color of the leaves begins to change, our thoughts turn to images of big woolly jumpers and a nice cozy fireplace. But we’re not the only ones looking to stay warm for the winter. As the weather gets colder, it’s important to remember that all kinds of creatures will be looking for their own place to call home. Here’s what to expect from the fall season and how to keep your home pest-free.

The Benefits of Controlling Leaves in Your Home

One of the most universally recognizable signs that fall is setting in is when those first few leaves begin to fall from the trees. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as hearing that crunch of leaves underfoot as you’re strolling through the park, and with that comes the annual ritual of raking the leaves off the lawn, but is it really necessary?

There are many benefits to raking leaves, most notably the fact that fallen leaves will smother your grass. Clearing leaves will allow your lawn to get much-needed sunlight and stay healthy through the winter months. Fallen leaves can also clog drains, cause flooding, and deprive the grass of the essential nutrients it needs to grow.

If you want to learn more about how Far Hills Pest Control and Home Services can help manage the leaves around your home, visit our leaf control page.

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How Stinging Insects Behave During the Fall

As the weather cools, food sources are tough to come by for all creatures. This is very much true for stinging insects such as wasps. As food becomes harder to find, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets begin to search for food more frantically. 

The scarcity of food coupled with preparing their queen for the cold winter ahead can lead to stinging insects becoming much more aggressive in the fall. If you suspect there may be a nest in your home, seek help from a professional exterminator.

Keeping Your Home Free of Rodents

Equally desperate for food, rodents such as mice and rats will be searching for a place to ride out the cold weather. As the temperature plummets, nothing seems quite as inviting to a rodent as the access to food and warmth that your home provides. Rodents will often make a home for themselves inside your home, your attic, or your shed. 

Fallen leaves and clutter provide the perfect cover for rodents to get close to your home unnoticed, so make sure to keep your lawn nice and clear to make it harder for them. You should also make an effort to seal doors, windows, and any other small openings that may give them access to your property.

How to Remove Pests from Your Home

It can be very difficult to remove pests from your home- not to mention potentially dangerous. Pest removal is not a do-it-yourself job, and you should always seek the help of a professional. As of 2021, we at Far Hills Pest Control and Home Services are licensed to carry out wildlife removal.

If you suspect you may be sharing your home with unwanted guests this fall, why not contact us and see how we can help? contact us at (937) 234-7741 or and let us come and tackle the problem for you.


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