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Cooler temperatures may drive pests into your home

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As the weather cools off and the crops are harvested, small animals and insects will start looking for new places to live, and that new place could be your home. As the weather cools off and the crops are harvested, small animals and insects will start looking for new places to live, and that new place could be your home.
To avoid any unwanted housemates, be sure to check your doors and windows for any spaces 1/4 inch or larger, as well as the foundation of your house for any cracks. To avoid any unwanted housemates, be sure to check your doors and windows for any spaces 1/4 inch or larger, as well as the foundation of your house for any cracks.

As the weather cools off and the crops are harvested, small animals and insects will start looking for new places to live, and that new place could be your home.

From mice to stink bugs, many pests will be looking for warm places to live during the winter. To avoid any unwanted housemates, be sure to check your doors and windows for any spaces 1/4 inch or larger, as well as the foundation of your house for any cracks. If you do find any, be sure to seal them or risk some damage.

"All summer long they've been living in those environments, and if you take away their environment they're looking for a new place to go," says Matt McConnahea, General Manager for Buckeye Extermination. "Especially with the cooling down, houses are warm. If they're not sealed up well they're radiating heat. That's can be an attractant to the insects. They can chew up wiring, they can chew up drywall, food, they can get into all sorts of things."

McConnahea says you can also set up rodent bait stations around the outside of your house to keep the mice at bay.

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