Earlier this month, the National Pest Management Association’s consumer-facing website, PestWorld.org, debuted the video “5 Pest Proofing Tips from Richard Karn.” Karn’s career highlights include not only playing Tim Allen’s “Tool Time” sidekick Al Borland from 1991 to 1999, but also hosting syndicated game show “Family Feud” from 2002 to 2006.
Check out the video below, but in a nutshell, his tips include:
- Divert water away from the foundation and ensure mulch is not in contact with the exterior.
- Remove sources of moisture around the property; clean out gutters.
- Check window and door screens; patch any holes or tears.
- Remove garbage and seal receptacles.
- Seal cracks with an appropriate sealant.