Winter is one popular time of year when pests and bugs invade your home searching for shelter as the temperature outside drops. Pests are a nuisance and cause significant damage to your home. Spiders make cobwebs in your home while rodents chew up electrical wires, nest in furniture as well as a host of other problems, not to mention the health hazards caused from pests.
Below are tips to help keep pests away from your home this winter.
Seal all cracks and holes
Cracks and holes outside your home give the pests and bugs a safe entrance. Inspect your home thoroughly to ensure there aren’t any gaps or spaces where pests can access the inside. Check for holes, cracks, or spaces in anything connecting your home to the outdoors, from windows, pipes, vents, chimneys, doors, and roof shingles.
No dinner for bugs and pests
You might try to bug-proof your home by sealing and repairing all cracks in your home and covering all open spaces, but some bugs still find a way to enter your home. What if they did all this and found nothing in your home? With no food or water to drink, the bugs and pests have nothing to nibble on so they have no incentive to stay. Eliminate clutter from your home and cover the unprotected water and food sources. Keeping a home clean and clutter free goes a long way in helping to reduce the threat of pests and actually helps in controlling a pest issue should you ever find yourself in that predicament.
Proper trash storage
Trash is a haven for bugs and pests around your home.
Keep all the food trash well covered in the kitchen and not scattered in wastebaskets all over the house. Trash should be emptied each night and kept covered in cans with lids. The exterior trash should have self-closing lids and tight seals that keep the insects out.
Winter cold is harsh to pests and bugs, and some don’t have an option for survival other than finding their way inside your home. If you suspect that you have a bug or pest infestation, make sure you take special measures to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Don’t give pest time to breed in your home. If it seems like too much, call Sure Shot Pest Management to handle it for you. Sure Shot helps you tackle the existing pest issues in your home safely and effectively and shows you ways to reinforce your home’s against pests and bugs.