Fall Weather Brings Pests Indoors Arrow Exterminators provides a few simple STEPS to keep pests out of your home this season

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. This time of year, more and more people begin to seek the warmth of the indoors. Unfortunately, many pests such as mice, chipmunks, raccoons and squirrels are looking for the same thing. Now is a great time to check your home for problem areas that may lead to a pest invasion this winter. To help protect your family and home, Arrow Exterminators, a local termite, pest and wildlife control company, created the STEPSâ„¢ Total Protection System designed to get to the root of any problem and keep pest infestations from becoming a serious predicament.

Pests often enter homes looking for food and shelter. This quest can lead to serious property damage and health issues. Mice, in particular, are a major problem during the fall season. They can chew through walls and electrical wiring, which may lead to a fire. They can also spread diseases through their droppings.

Arrow Exterminators tackles pest control and prevention with the most effective and environmentally friendly solutions available today. The STEPS Total Protection System employs a three-step approach:

  1. Fully inspect home and property to pinpoint pest issues
  2. Identify not only the pest, but the true cause of the problem
  3. reat in the most environmentally responsible way to alleviate current issues and help prevent any future recurrence

"We truly feel that the STEPS Total Protection System provides our customers with the best, most eco-friendly option for pest control," said Shay Runion, Arrow's pest expert. "We often find that the simplest changes can be made that address the root of the problem, allowing us to minimize product application."

Here are some simple steps from Arrow Exterminators to prevent pests from entering the home this fall through sustainable pest control:

  • Seal all internal and external cracks and crevices.
  • Check screen doors and windows for tears or holes.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Use a thick plastic or metal garbage can with a tight lid and keep sealed at all times.
  • Eliminate standing water and other sources of moisture in or around the home.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather-stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.