November is here and that means football, family and Thanksgiving. With all the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays, preparing for guests, parties; you can’t afford to be harboring the neighborhood pests. The good news is, these helpful November no-no’s will help you put up the roadblocks!

Holiday Leftovers
Most people would agree that Thanksgiving is the food holiday.  With all that food coming in and out of your home/kitchen, you might find yourself leaving some things behind. Crumbs and spills are a perfect welcome mat for pests, and trust us when we say, they will take advantage of your inadvertent hospitality. Make sure you seal up food properly and do a thorough clean up after each meal.

The cooler weather means your family may be planning more activities indoors and bugs are thinking that your home looks pretty nice and warm too. To keep pests out you need to seal up any holes or cracks left by plumbing or remodeling repairs before they are sought out by critters. Make sure your weatherstripping is not damaged and a always keep a caulk gun handy to make the repairs as needed.

Your Gutters
November is a perfect time to clean out your gutters.  Here’s why you’ll want to be sure to keep your gutters clean and clear:

  1. If your gutters are blocked then water will find other ways off your home.  Miss directed water can cause excess moisture around the foundation of your home and could create an inviting environment for termites and other pests. Inspect your gutters and downspouts regularly to make sure they are clean and pointing away from your home.
  2. Leaves and other debris provide the perfect hiding/nesting ground for insects and other small critters.  Clean your yard of any fallen leaves and keep wood piles away from your home.

At AZEX Pest Solutions we can help you keep your home pest free all year long! Schedule quarterly proactive pest treatments to keep spiders, termites, cockroaches, and other common household pests away.  Call 877-445-2847 to set up your treatment appointment tod