• Share:
Fall Pest Prevention Tips

If unwanted critters are waging war on your house, it’s time to fight back. Here are some effective pest-fighting strategies. We’ll give you tips about how to close the entryways that let critters in, and also how to evict them if they manage to get past your defenses.

Locate pest entrances

Seal off doors and windows

Secure your dryer vent

Caulk gaps between trim and siding

Clean and seal off soffit gaps

Stuff insect entrances with copper mesh

Snap-type mousetraps are effective

Deprive bugs of moisture

Spider solution

Keep pet food out of reach

Keep items off the floor

Eliminate sink cabinet clutter

Back to Top

Comments from DIY Community Members

Share what's on your mind and see what other DIYers are thinking about.

1 - 2 of 2 comments
Show per page: 20   All

October 11, 2:01 PM [GMT -5]

Thank you!! I really enjoy the articles from the 'Family Handyman'!

Ed Angell
Atlantic, iowa

October 03, 4:22 PM [GMT -5]

Helpful and useful ... good job!

+ Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Fall Pest Prevention Tips

Please add your comment

Log in to My Account

Log in to enjoy membership benefits from The Family Handyman.

  • Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account yet?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers.

Member benefits:

  • Get a FREE Traditional Bookcase Project Plan
  • Sign up for FREE DIY newsletters
  • Save projects to your project binder
  • Ask and answer questions in our DIY Forums
  • Share comments on DIY Projects and more!
Join Us Today

Report Abuse

Reasons for reporting post

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us