Winter pest control top activities are much easier than in the Spring and Summer. However, if you don’t accomplish the easier Winter pest control actions, pests may get a foothold in your home making pest control much more difficult the rest of the year, not to mention need to repair the damage to your home.
Winter Pest Control Top Activities – 5 Major Pests
Five of the common pests that are encountered in winter are:
- Seal any visible and hidden cracks, gaps, and even small openings on the outside of your homes, windows, walls, and doors. Use caulk and steel wool for sealing.
- If you store your summer and fall decorations, clothes, toys, and other seasonal gears inside boxes and containers, organize these boxes and containers on the shelves. Keep them off of the floor at all times to reduce potential hiding places for pests.
- Inspect your crawl spaces and basements and make sure there are no sources of moisture or damp areas. These damp and moist areas are common hiding places of pests.
- Vacuum the entire house frequently, most especially in the kitchen area where there are often crumbs and small pieces of food that have fallen on the floor. Keep your counters, cabinets, and shelves clean and sanitizes as well. Make sure there are no crumbs of food in these areas.
- Pest control experts also suggest disposing your garbage regularly. Do not let it overflow and spill over to the floor.
- Always keep the areas under your sink both in the kitchen and in the bathrooms clean. Also make it habit to sweep and/or vacuum under appliances frequently.
- Trim shrubs and trees and make sure there are no branches or limbs overhanging your roof or near your windows. Keep in mind that squirrels, spiders, and rodents can use these branches to get inside the house.
- Before placing your unused shoes and clothing inside boxes and containers, it would help if you place them inside plastic containers or bags that you can seal. Some pests like to hide in between sheets of clothes or inside shoes so you want to keep them tightly sealed while in storage.
- If you have a shed, consider storing your trashcans or recycling bins inside them. Lock your shed and make sure no pests can get inside.
How do you know if you’re covering all the bases effectively during the Winter? Pests are in hiding and not easy to detect.
Schedule a mid-Winter pest inspection. Gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is free of pests that could breed and emerge this Spring in greater numbers!
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