When the cold and blustery weather is coming in our near future, there are certain seasonal preparedness that one needs to employ for their homes. There can be a certain pest related measures or precautions that homeowners should take in order to reduce the chances of rodents infesting one’s home during such a period.
Home maintenance usually becomes a problem during the winter months and it is necessary that one takes the necessary preventative measures before the weather becomes too difficult to make any changes.
The first step to take is to tighten up a home and seal off all gaps and holes. Check corners or cabinets where there might be a possible entryway for pests. If there is a gap or a hole one needs to use caulk or sealant to seal these off. In such ways one can ensure that no pests come into one’s home from such cracks or crevices. Again, doors and windows tend to have gaps or cracks. In case that is the case, it is necessary to have door stoppers or windows repaired to ensure that they close properly.
Other steps to be taken are to accumulate leaf or wood piles at a certain distance from the home as these tend to attract pests and rodents. It is also beneficial if you remove clutter from your home and this should be done before the winter becomes too frigid. Moisture accumulation as can happen through leaks in basements, attics and bathrooms should be fixed as that can also attract pests of different kinds.
The above steps will not only help to keep out rodents and pests from your home, but also ensure that your home is prepared well for the winter. In case problems do persist, it would be wise to call in pest control services before it gets too cold.