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With the summer heat fading and the winter season right around the corner, the good news is that you can once again enjoy a reprieve from the flies, mosquitoes, bees, and ants that often try to invade your home during the hot summer months and can quickly become an annoyance when trying to enjoy outdoor activities. The bad news is, it is once again time to worry about mice, cockroaches, and spiders trying to invade your home in search of warmth and a steady food supply. Thankfully, with a bit of preventative pest control, it is possible to keep these common household pests from making your home their own this winter. Continue reading to learn more about some of the steps that you can take to keep these pests at bay this winter season.
Make Sure Gaps And Holes Are Sealed
Even very small holes can be big enough for a mouse to squeeze through in order to gain access to your home. This is why it is so important that you take the time to thoroughly inspect the exterior of your home for any gaps or holes and ensure that these potential entry points are sealed. Be sure to pay special attention to the areas around windows, doors, and pipes since these areas often lend themselves to developing cracks and gaps.
When filling in any existing cracks, be sure to use a foam sealant that will expand to fill the entire space. This helps to ensure that no small spaces remain that will allow rodents or other pests to still gain entry into your home.
Clutter both inside and outside your home can result in a pest infestation this winter. This is because clutter provides the perfect place for household pests such as rodents and cockroaches to build their nests and remain concealed. To avoid these issues be sure to store firewood and other winter necessities at least several feet away from the exterior of your home. You will also want to eliminate any cardboard boxes that you may currently be using for storage. Replacing these boxes with airtight plastic containers can help to keep pests out of your storage areas as well.
Beware Of Potential Water Sources
A steady water source is essential for the survival of many household pests. The problem is, it does not take much moisture in order to supply these pests with the water they need. This is why it is so important for you to be vigilant when it comes to identifying and eliminating potential water sources. For example, you will want to make sure that you do not have any leaking or dripping pipes or faucets since even a small drip can be enough to attract pests to your home.
Have Your Home Professionally Inspected
Despite your best efforts, it may still be possible for pests to find their way inside your home. If these pests are not dealt with quickly, they will begin to breed resulting in a full-blown infestation. Having your home inspected and treated by a pest control professional is the absolute most effective way to detect and eliminate potential problems before they get out of control.
Contact a local pest control service if you need help with these tasks.