You may not think much about pests during the winter since you know that they are more active in the summer. But it’s important to remember that pests are also active in the winter – they’re just active in places that are warmer and that have a source of food and water. And that’s precisely what makes your home so attractive to them during the winter!
Rats, spiders, and other pests will come inside your home looking for a cozy spot to nest and to hunker down for the winter. A regular food and water supply nearby will only sweeten the deal. You need to work with a reliable pest control company to keep the pests out of your house, both through preventive treatment and through treating active infestations. Here are a few other things you can do to keep pests out of your home this winter:
Pests will look for any way into your home, and they will get in through the tiniest of openings. You can create a stronger defense for your home by carefully inspecting the exterior and sealing up any entry points.
Walk around your home and look for things like cracked or broken seals around windows and doors, cracks in your foundation, cracks in the mortar of your brick or stone, and vents leading into your attic. Not only will doing all this protect your home against unwanted pests, but it will also improve the insulation, helping you to lower your energy costs.
Most pests are going to need a warm place to nest during the colder, winter months, and your home is just as good a place as any to do that – possibly even better. Remove places where pests can hide and nest to make your home less attractive.
To start, clean out your gutters and downspouts to remove any leaf debris or dirt. Then clear any debris out of your yard, such as leaf piles and dead sticks or branches. Trim any trees or shrubs that are touching your home or are too close to it, and move firewood and trash bins away from the house. Any of these places are attractive to pests, and you don’t want to give you pests a reason to come into your home or to be tempted to do so.
The kitchen is notoriously full of crumbs, whether on the counter or the floors. Those tiny bits of food may seem like nothing to you, but they can be a feast for pests. Keep the kitchen and dining room free of crumbs to keep pests out of your home. Make sure to wipe up any spills also since even those sticky surfaces can be enough for pests to dine out.
Keep your snacking limited to the kitchen and dining room so that you don’t spread crumbs throughout the house. Keep your bathroom, attic, and crawl space well-ventilated so that you don’t provide sources of water either, and keep a close eye on leaks so that they can be repaired immediately.
In the winter, you want to hunker down with a blanket and be cozy in your own nest, your home. Seeing pests run across the floor or being bitten by a spider makes that scene a lot less cozy. Take proactive steps to keep your home safe from pests this winter so that the only one nesting there is you.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control has the pest control solutions to keep your Phoenix area home free from bugs and rodents this winter and all year long. An experienced pest control technician will thoroughly inspect your property for signs of an active pest problem and will recommend tailored solutions to deal with any present pests, as well as to protect your home against future problems. Our affordable pest control services are fast and effective, so you can ensure that your home is safe and cozy. Our pest control services are safe and environmentally friendly. Call us today to learn more about what you can do to protect your Phoenix area home against unwanted pests and to schedule an inspection.
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