Day 1: INspect

This year’s National Inspect and Protect Week (October 14-18) is focused on protecting and proactively preparing your lawn for spring – but it’s important to take care of the inside and perimeter of your home, too. This in mind, we’ll be sharing tips that align with the easy-to-remember mantra, INSPECT (INvestigate, Study, Prepare, Eliminate, Clean and Treat) that can be used both inside and outside of your property.

Throughout the week, stay tuned-in to watch videos from Janet Hurley, an extension program specialist at Texas A&M University, who will provide simple but effective ways to ensure that your home is a pest-free place to be.

Today, we’re talking about the importance of INvestigating your home and yard for clues that pests are present. Be sure to look closely for cracks and crevices in the siding of your home and holes in the dirt leading toward your basement and porch. You never know where pests may be lurking, so keep your eyes open!

Watch Janet’s home walk-through for more helpful tips on investigation:
NIAP Day 1: INvestigate

INvestigating is the most proactive way to prevent a pest problem on your property.  For tools to help you investigate, check out our detailed checklist and Housepests Uncovered. Join the conversation this NIAP Week by following us on Facebook at and on Twitter @debugthemyths.

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