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How Do I Control Pests in the Winter?

What are ways to control pests in the winter? As winter slowly approaches, you will probably notice an increase in pests in your home. During the colder months, pests are trying to find a warm place to live. Continue reading for several tips on how you can keep pests out of your home this winter.

Ways To Control Pests in the Winter

How do I control pests in the winter? Here are several pest-proof tips for your home.

Keep Piping Insulated

Pests can squeeze through even the smallest crevice, and before you know it, you have a full-blown infestation. The best way to end this is to prevent it before it even has the chance to begin. You can start by insulating any pipes that are exposed. This prevents pests from gaining entry into your home. Consider purchasing environmentally friendly products to keep your home and the environment safe.

Inspect Gutters & Roof

Remember, pests can easily squeeze through small cracks and holes. Check your gutters and roof for the same thing, making sure they are free of cracks. Rodents and pests can easily crawl into your gutters and remain there until the weather breaks again. You can always call a professional exterminator to take care of the inspection for you if you don’t feel comfortable doing it independently. While you may spend some money on the inspection, it is worth it.

Check Other Entry Points

Don’t forget to check entry points for mice and rats since they can do some severe damage if they get into your home. When checking for insect entry points, do the same for rodents. They are sneaky and can get through doors, windows, and other access points.

To keep your home protected through the winter, be sure that you put weatherstripping on both your windows and doors. You should also put down some spot treatment and be sure to seal gaps.

Additional Tips for Controlling Pests

Here are some additional tips you can keep in mind if you want to keep pests out of your home this winter.

Be sure to do the following:

  • Keep food in sealed containers. Do not leave any food or crumbs lingering around the home. Sweep and vacuum regularly to make sure that you eliminate any crumbs.
  • Eliminate moisture and water sources. Many pests seek not only shelter but water. Be sure to keep all areas of your home dry and clean as much as possible.
  • Seal holes and cracks. Bugs will be unable to enter your home if you seal up every nook and cranny in and around your home.

If you are dealing with a pest issue in your home, it is always advised to contact a pest control company. DIY tactics may help temporarily but will not eliminate the issue completely. Pest control companies are experts and know how to eliminate all types of insects and rodents.


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