How to Get Your Home Ready for Fall & Football Season!

football in a field of grass

The kids are back in school, the weather is starting to change, and soon leaves will fall from the trees. Here at Natural State Pest Control, we aren’t just happy that the hot and humid summer is over, we’re excited for another season of football! But before you get comfortable for weekends full of food, football, family, and friends, be sure to take some preventative measures against pests. This step-by-step guide will help you protect your property so you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy a pest-free home this fall.

Your Yard

The best offense is a good defense, so it’s always best to protect the inside of your home by starting outside. That is why we offer 4-3 Pest Defense to Northwest Arkansas homeowners. With this package, you will receive 4 effective treatments at each service with 3 trips around your property to eliminate and prevent pests around your home. 

With cooler weather on the way, your friends & family will want to enjoy the outdoors before the game or during halftime, creating a pest-free environment to grill out or toss around the football! Below are helpful tips & pests to be on the lookout for in your Arkansas lawn:

  • Mosquitoes. Try and have citronella candles lit to keep them at bay. If that doesn’t work, give the professionals a call! We can eliminate your mosquito population in no time. 
  • Moles. If you find mole tunnels all throughout your yard, call us immediately to handle the job safely and quickly.

Around Your Home

Rodents and roaches can fit through holes the size of a nickel. Making sure your home is sealed up and doesn’t have any cracks is the best way to prevent pests from intruding. Having pests in your home can ruin your peace of mind. What’s more, rodents and roaches can carry diseases that are harmful for you and your loved ones. 


It’s not going to be fun, but you should clean your garage. Pests like rodents, roaches, and spiders love to camp out here. They can eat through cardboard and destroy clothing and other materials that you’ve stored away. Once a pest has made it’s home in your garage, it won’t be too long before they’re inside your home.


The kitchen is the most important room in your home for pest control. These tips are probably the most crucial, as almost every pest will be attracted to your kitchen. As the weather gets cooler, pests will be looking for a warm place to stay. Here are some tips to keep pests out of your kitchen during the cooler months:

  • It seems obvious, but don’t let dishes stay in the sink for a long time. Always clean the dishes right away to avoid lingering pests from finding their way in your sink.
  • Keep food in airtight containers and don’t leave fruit out on the countertops.
  • Don’t leave your pet’s food and water out overnight.
  • Take out the trash regularly throughout the day.


If your basement is used for storage, try and bring some order to it. Just like your garage, having a lot of clutter will invite pests to come and set up a new home. They can tear through your belongings before you even know they’re there. 

Windows and Doors

Check to see if there are any holes in the screens on your windows and doors, and patch up or replace any problems. If you have storm window screens, be sure to put those in. Look at your window and door frames and if you find any holes seal those up. Ants, spiders, stink bugs, mosquitoes, and flies are all waiting for an easy way into your house.

Stop Pests From Crashing Your Football Party

By teaming up with the professionals at Natural State Pest Control, you’ll prevent pests from crashing your football party. They’re going to be eager to get their hands on all of your tasty treats, but if you stop them from getting inside and take these preventative measures, they won’t have a chance to score a touchdown in your own home. 

Pests are looking for a place to stay warm this fall and winter, but with our quality 4-3 defense against pests your home will stay pest-free all season long! The only pests we can’t keep out of your home are the fans of the opposing team!

Get a Free Estimate