Winter is here and this means the end of wasps and mosquitoes. But you're fooling yourself if you think it means that you won't be bothered by pests. Just as the outdoor pests die off during the cold season, the indoor pests settle in for a nice long vacation inside our homes. This is why you need to get proactive with your pest control measures during the long cold months ahead.
Why is Pest Control So Important for Your Home?
Pest control should be one of your most important priorities during the cold season. Vermin such as mice, cockroaches, and silverfish could be slithering all around your home this season. Whether you find them in your basement or in your kitchen and bathroom cupboards, one thing is clear: Their presence is very unwelcome. These critters destroy your possessions, raid your food supplies, and spread disease.
What Can You Do to Keep Your Family Safe from Winter Pests?
There are a number of ways that you can get proactive about ridding your home of these unwanted pests. Your first move should be to locate and then replace loose mortar and weather stripping around your basement foundation. Do the same with your all of the windows in your home.
Your next move should be to seal all of the cracks and holes that you can locate on the outside of your home. Also make sure to check all of the areas where utility wires and pipes connect with your home. This is the best way to keep rodents from getting inside.
Keep Your Home Free From Pests This Winter
Pay special attention to all of the areas in your home that seem to collect excess moisture. This applies with especially to leaking pipes and clogged drains in your kitchen and bathroom areas. These are areas that attract insects, especially cockroaches.
Keep the vents on your chimneys well screened. You may as well take the trouble to arrange for a good chimney sweeping while you're at. This area, as well as all of the attics, basements and crawl spaces in your home should be kept well ventilated and as dry as possible.
If you have an old fashioned wood fireplace, make sure you store all of your firewood at least 20 feet from away from your home. This is because pests, such as mice and ants, have a tendency to hide their nests in well disguised areas like wood piles. If you keep your wood pile too close to your home, this could provide them with the perfect access to invade your property.
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