While summer bugs are no longer an issue, pests are present around your home all year round. When you are decorating your home for Halloween, it’s important to take additional measures to ensure pests are not able to easily enter your home. Read on for four easy to apply tips that can help pest-proof your home this autumn. 

Mortar & Weather Stripping

Your mortar and weather stripping can leave small gaps that are perfect entry points for pests. To ensure your home is protected from pets, please and loose mortar and weather stripping. Check the foundation and near windows to make sure you fix any entry points. 


Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house; keep shrubbery well-trimmed. Whether you use firewood for Halloween decor or need it to keep your home warm, firewood can attract pests. Be sure to keep it at least 20 feet away from your home to ensure any pests are near your home. Also, be sure to keep your shrubs trimmed and maintained to keep pests from creating a home right outside of your windows.

Inspect Boxes

Pests love boxes and bags. Before you bring anything into your home, be sure you do a quick inspection. You don’t want to have a family of pests living in old decoration boxes brought into your home. 

Holiday Decorations

Before you put away your Halloween decorations, be sure to fully look them over. Make sure pests haven’t found their way inside the decorations. Also, take into account how the decorations are being stored. You will want to look at the storage inside and out before leaving it in your basement or attic. 

It is possible to keep pests out of your home. By applying these tips to keeping up with your pest management service, you can protect your home from pests during the Halloween season.