Call licensed agents at Foremost

1-800-752-2461

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Claims/Bill Pay By phone 24/7

Online Payments

Pay your bill online.

Make A Payment

Call licensed agents at Foremost

1-800-752-2461

Stop pests from invading your home

ants invading a home

Nobody likes the idea of pests flying and crawling around their home, so don't make it easy for them. Invest a little time and effort in pest prevention, and help stop these little critters before they become a big problem. Here are some tips to reduce infestation.

Clean your yard.

Leaf litter, garden debris, wood chips and tall grass provide ideal shelter for pests. Trim any trees or shrubs that touch your home, keep mulch away from your foundation and mow your lawn regularly.

Inspect doors and windows.

Since pests can enter through the tiniest crack, repair any gaps in doors and windows with seal or caulk, as well as all tears in your screens. Every door and window on your house should have a screen, preferably one with a mesh of at least 200 holes per square.

Fill cracks.

Check the entire exterior of your home including roof vents, siding, eaves, gutters and air conditioner, for openings. Get a tube of caulk and seal any openings you find. For your roof, you may want to try asphalt roofing cement.

Scrub trash bins.

Periodically wash your trash bins with a bleach solution to reduce smells that may attract insects. Be sure all litter stays sealed inside the trash can and has a tight-fitting lid.

Choose lighting carefully.

Not only are insects attracted to light, but many also like the heat that bulbs give off. Select cooler lights such as LED and sodium vapor. Tint is another important factor as bulbs with pink, yellow or orange tints are less appealing to insects than bright white.

Use natural repellants.

Marigolds and rosemary plants along with citronella grass help repel mosquitoes, while lemon juice and cinnamon turn ants away. Surround your walkway and deck with these plants, and then mix a solution of water and either lemon juice or cinnamon oil and spray across doorways and around windows.

Keep it tidy.

The cleaner the inside of your home, the less attraction it will have for pests. Wipe crumbs immediately, sweep floors regularly and clean spills right away. Keep food sealed up tight and take garbage out frequently.

If you don't yet have the security of a policy through the AARP Mobile Home Insurance Program from Foremost, find out more today. You can rest easy knowing Foremost will help protect your investment in your home.

More from the Learning Center

Foremost Insurance Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. AARP and its affiliates are not insurers.

Availability: The AARP Mobile Home and Motorcycle Insurance Programs from Foremost are offered in most states but may not be available in your area at this time. Policies, coverages, coverage amounts and discounts may vary by state. All coverages may not be available in all areas.

About the coverages described on this site: Your insurance contract is contained only in your policy, not in this website. Your insurance protection may vary from the coverages described here, depending on the standard coverages included in your policy and the optional coverages you purchase. Credit is only used by underwriting or rating where allowed by state law. We use credit-based insurance scoring in some cases.

The AARP Motorcycle and Mobile Home Insurance Programs are unavailable in some areas of the country, certain Florida Atlantic and Guild Coast counties, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FX Insurance Agency, LLC. is a subsidiary of Farmers Group, Inc.

*Information from the Foremost Mobile Home Market Facts Survey (2018)

© Copyright Foremost Insurance Company