More Pest Proofing Tips:

  • Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens. Torn window screens and cracks under doors are an ideal entry point for household pests. When you open the window, you could be letting in more than just fresh air.
  • Inspect items such as boxes of decorations, package deliveries, and grocery bags before bringing them indoors. Pests can find creative ways to get inside a home. Shake out or inspect anything that has been left or stored outside.
  • Avoid leaving pets’ food dishes out for long periods of time. Pests don’t discriminate between people food and cat food. Pet dishes that have been left sitting out are enticing for all kinds of insects and rodents.
  • Have a proper outdoor drainage system. Installing gutters or repairing an existing system will help draw water and moisture away from your home, preventing any leaks or build up that might attract pests.

Can You Do This Yourself?

These pest proofing tips are a guide to what should be done to get your house ready for Fall. We know that not all Homeowners can do these things. Most home owners need the services of a qualified pest professional to get their homes ready for cooler weather.


Pest control companies should call Dataman Group in Boca Raton, FL at 800-771-3282 and make sure they have a list of the homeowners in their area that can best use their services.

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