The arrival of fall means more than brisk mornings and changing leaves. Unfortunately, it also means pests will begin to seek out their winter shelters. The perfect winter home for many pests is often YOUR home. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends fall pest-proofing methods to deter rodents, spiders and cockroaches from setting up residence in your house.
In addition to the nuisance, NPMA also warns of the health risks associated with these pests in homes. NPMA representative Missy Henriksen says, “The real concern is that rodents and other smaller pests can pose serious health threats by contaminating food and transmitting bacteria.”
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