As cold weather approaches, pest problems change with the seasons. Let a pest control service help you prevent these guests before the winter season approaches. Since temperatures begin to drop in the fall and winter, certain pests may try to enter your home in search of warmth and food. Protect your home and health from pests throughout the winter season.
One of the easiest ways to prevent pests from coming into your home is by focusing on your home’s exterior.
Insects and rodents can squeeze through the smallest of spaces to try when searching for a home with warmth and food, so small cracks and crevices in your foundation, basement, and attic may become problematic.
Move around the home’s exterior and locate any cracks or openings that pests may enter through. Use silicone or caulk to seal up these openings. In your attic, consider adding insulation to keep out insects where possible. Or, use caulk to seal the openings. To prevent mice, rats, and wildlife from coming into the attic through openings, cover these areas with wire mesh.
Interior and Exterior Cleaning
It is important to remember that pests can infest a home no matter how clean and tidy it is. However, dirty or cluttered areas in and around your house may make your home more appealing to pests.
During the winter, you may keep firewood on hand for your fireplace or fire pit. This wood is a great way to keep your family warm without using energy, but the wood may be attracting rodents and termites. If you store woodpiles close to your home’s exterior, the pests can make their way into the house. Make sure to store firewood away from your home, in a closed shed or barn at least 10 to 20 feet away.
Trash cans should be closed tightly outdoors, since rodents and other wildlife may attempt to feed on your scraps during the winter months. If they find food, they will most likely keep returning to your home in search of more food.
The interior of your home deserves some attention, too. Never leave food containers open or unsealed, since opened bags, cans, and boxes of food will attract insects of all kinds.
For the most effective prevention, invest in a pest control service to inspect and treat the interior and exterior of your home before the winter season arrives. The professionals will locate problem areas of your home and offer solutions for preventing pests and infestations.
If your pest control service finds an infestation, the experts will design a plan of action to eradicate the pests from your home.
You can prevent pests this winter. To learn more, contact Bug Commander, the best pest control service in Frisco, TX, at (214) 307-1933.