Most people think that pest infestations are more rampant in the summer seasons. That’s true but not entirely. While some pests like mosquitos thrive in the sunny heat of the summer, others like cockroaches, mice and spiders might actually more active in the winters. Pests like these find solace in the warm, cozy surroundings of your home where they can multiply and cause a full-blown infestation.
Get yourself armed against pests for these chilly months ahead by pest-proofing your house the right way. If you want maximum protection against these nasty critters, call a professional pest control company to inspect and pest-proof your house effectively.
Seal Entry Points
The first thing you need to do to winter-proof your house is to seal the entry points of these pests. Any cracks or holes that connect to the outside are all entry points for pests and should be taken closed up immediately. Use rubber or cloth to seal holes. If there are holes in your walls, they could become a hiding place for mice. Cover any holes in the walls by cement. Even the tiniest of cracks can become excellent mouse holes.
Replace Old Wood
Termites, carpenter ants and even some rodent species are drawn to old wood and furniture. If you have old furniture or firewood around, make sure to replace the furniture and keep your firewood a well distance away from your home.
Start Getting Organized
All pests regardless that they’re summer or winter ones are all attracted to messy places. To avoid pest infestation in any time of the year, make sure your house is in good sanitary conditions and there isn’t clutter around. Messy places can also make it harder to exterminate pests as they can hide more easily.
Standing water and leaks are yet another key attractant for pests. In the winters, cockroaches usually come out of the drains to bathrooms that are constantly wet and unsanitary. Check for leaks and drainage problems in your bathrooms and kitchens to avoid pest infestations.
Call a professional pest specialist today if you cannot handle it yourself. Call All Star Pest Solutions today!!!
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