Thanks to This Old House for a great reminder of what we need to do to prepare our houses for the fall. Don’t be intimidated! If you’re not the handy type, then let the following people help.
Your exterminator can check for roof leaks and signs of rodents when he is in the attic. Have you gutters cleaned (they need it anyway) and inspected at the same time. A resonably-priced handyman can do the rest. As always, Atlanta people can ask me for names of trusted service providers in all of these areas.