Falling Temperatures Can Mean Unwanted House Guests

October 14, 2010

As temperatures fall, we are reminded that the holiday season is upon us. For many, this means lots of parties with friends and family. It’s a good idea now, while you are planning your guest lists, to think about some of those unwanted guests. No, I don’t mean your crazy cousin (You can fill in the blank here. You know we all have ‘em), I’m talking about the bugs and vermin will be seeking shelter from the cold.

So you’ve already sprayed your home.

That’s great. It is very important to have a pest control plan in place, and quarterly spraying will ensure that you won’t get an infestation. But we don’t just want the bugs to die…we don’t want them inside at all! As part of your pest control program you’ll want to take a closer look at your home to determine if there are trouble spots that may allow bugs and critters to find a way in.

McGrath Pest ControlScott McGrath with McGrath Pest Control discussed this in an earlier blog post. He mentions “If you, as the home owner, will look closely around your home you will see tons of holes, cracks, gaps, or spaces that make it very easy for a bug to enter your home. A good rule of thumb is: the more you can seal up the better. If under your sinks you have holes where plumbing come out of, seal it up. If you have spaces between the flooring of your cabinets, seal it up. If you have caulking issues around windows or tile, seal it up. If you have spaces under and around door frames, seal it up. Are you noticing a trend here? That’s right seal it up.”

Has your home had a check-up?

If you don’t have a pest control regiment in place, you might want to give Scott a call. They not only come out and treat the problem; they will walk the property with you and identify some of those problem areas that need to be addressed. Give the folks at McGrath Pest Control a call and they’ll make sure you don’t have critters and pests for the holidays, but you’ll have to deal with your crazy cousin! As always, I hope this helps.


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Stacy is a licensed REALTOR® and the team leader of The Jones Team, a group of REALTORS® in Katy, who work together to provide exceptional service for their clients. Stacy and his team specialize in the areas west of downtown Houston. These incredible real estate agents can help you buy or sell a home in locations such as Katy, Cypress, far West and Northwest Houston, Richmond, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Spring Branch, Memorial, Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands, and Magnolia. Whether you are in the market to sell a home, buy a home, have a question about home appraisal value, need advice about home staging ,or have any other real estate related questions, Stacy and The Jones Team are available to help.


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