As pests outside start migrating indoors for warmth, explore cold temperature pest control. Eliminating what attracts the pests in your home reduces the chance of infestations. Pests look for areas like attics and basements that can provide warmth and food.
The colder temperatures do not just bring about the small pests like spiders and ants but also the larger ones like raccoons and rodents. It is important to protect your home from the damage that pests of all sizes can cause.
Decrease the possibility of pests as house guests by reducing the clutter. Clutter provides pests warm places to hide during the colder temperatures. Inspect storage areas closely. Items that move occasionally increase the chance for pests to hide. Start thinking like a pest; look for any items that can create a nest. Remove material pests can use for nesting.
Decluttering your home does not mean that you have to get rid of everything you own. You need to organize the items into containers that seal. Stack the sealed containers neatly on shelves that are off the ground. If possible, avoid using wood or cardboard because those items attract other pests like termites.
Another preparation that helps reduce the chance of pests in the colder temps is keeping your house clean and clear. Dust and vacuum regularly, do not forget about the basement and attic. The attic is especially enticing for pests because the insulation is great for nesting.
Pests will find any way they can to get into your home. This means any crack or open crevice is an entrance. Close the pest’s doorway by sealing cracks and crevices.
To ensure that your home is pest free during the colder temperatures, contact Tim's Pest Control to schedule a home inspection. The home inspection provides information on current and future pest problems.
By establishing a treatment plan in the colder temperatures you reduce the pest activity around your home during the spring and summer months.