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7 Tips To Keep Bugs Out Of Your Home This Winter

  • Pest Control Winter Tips
  • Seal Cracks And Holes
  • Store Firewood Away
  • Keep Food Properly
  • Clean Your Home Often
  • Close Your Doors And Windows
  • Trash Bins Must Be Covered
  • Store Boxes Off The Floor
  • Request Winter Pest Control Services

The winter months are popular for pest control companies because they know that bugs will be coming out of hiding to invade our homes. These pesky critters can cause damage and spread diseases, so it’s important to take steps to keep them away.

There are many pest control tips you can follow, but the most inexpensive way is often the best! Here are five tips from a professional exterminator on how you can keep those pesky critters out of your home this winter without breaking the bank.

Pest Control Winter Tips

Pests can enter your home in a variety of ways during the winter season. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most effective measures you can take to prevent pests from entering your house below.

Seal Cracks And Holes

An effective way to keep the critters out, like squirrels, is to secure the base of your home around your foundation as well as up top around your roofline. Windows and doors also need to be examined for gaps. Siding should have an effective sealant around any possible penetrations where there might be gaps big enough for a pesky mouse!

To be effectively pest-proof this winter, you will need to seal any cracks openings or crevices both inside and outside your home with caulk or weather-stripping and replace loose-fitting doors, windows, and attic access points.

Store Firewood Away

Remember to store firewood outside of your home or insects in the wood can become a major issue. Make sure to store firewood at least off of the ground and away from your home to avoid pest infestation year-round.

Keep Food Properly

The best way to keep your food from going bad and attracting unwanted guests like mice and other insects is by storing them in airtight containers. The seal on these items acts as protection against bacteria, mold spores, and creates impenetrable seals with proper containers.

Clean Your Home Often

In order to prevent an insect infestation, cleaning is one of the easiest and most effective ways. Pests like ants and cockroaches are looking for food in your home so it’s important that you keep clutter away from garbage cans or cracks where they might be hiding when not flying around.

It is also important that you clean any cracks or crevices around the house where bugs like to hide. Make sure to check under furniture, behind stacks of boxes, dark places, and in your pantry.

Close Your Doors And Windows

Pests can enter your home any time of year, but during the winter months, one of the most common methods for them to do so is through windows or doors that have not been properly shut and/or sealed.

Trash Bins Must Be Covered

Regardless of the season, but especially in winter when food sources are more scarce, you must cover your trash can to avoid any pest infestation, especially fies.

Store Boxes Off The Floor

Rats and mice are eager to take shelter in dark, cluttered places like storage boxes during the winter months. It’s crucial to inspect your property regularly and look for gnaw marks and feces droppings, which are indicators that mice have begun nesting in your home.

Request Winter Pest Control Service

These are just 7 of tips for pest management during the winter, but if you are still suffering from rodents, cockroaches, spiders, bed bugs, etc. you can always contact a pest control company to help you with a solution for your pest problems.

Pests are pesky creatures. They can be a problem at any time of the year, but winter is when inside infestations tend to get out-of-hand for many homeowners! The colder temperatures make it difficult (not impossible) to eradicate these critters from your home, they just have more places that need checking than before.

If you need help getting rid of your little pest problem, contact Hero Pest Control! Scheduling an appointment or Requesting a Quote is as easy 1-2-3 when you visit our website.

Don’t lose sleep over bugs this winter; get in touch with us today!

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