Do you think, like others, that the pest season is over when the temperature falls? Unfortunately, the winter months would not leave your home pest-free. Many pests are susceptible to extreme cold and look for shelter and warmth during the winter. Some of them carry diseases, while others threaten the condition of your property. Hence, before you discover this nuisance, follow these tips to make your home pest-proof this winter.
How to Keep Winter Pests Outside Your Home
In Vancouver, when the weather cools, pests, such as bed bugs, cockroaches, mice, termites look for warm shelter in homes. They seek entry points around houses. And remember any structural damages, gaps in window and door frames act as an open door for these creatures. But the following tips can help you make your house pest-proof.
Home maintenance is a vital part of controlling winter pests. Inspect the exterior of your home to verify whether there are any entry points. Check the roof shingles and sidings to confirm if there are any visible damages. If so, get the broken parts replaced as early as possible. Reinforce windows and doors by caulking to fill holes and gaps.
Seal Openings and Cracks
In order to control crawling pests, such as squirrels, rodents, seal cracks and openings both inside and outside of a house. A small opening can be a leeway for them to enter a home. And don’t forget to check the plumbing pieces under the sink in both the kitchen and bathroom.
Keep Your Kitchen Clean Always
Keeping your kitchen is another way to protect your home from winter pests. They are highly attracted to this space because of easy access to food. Hence, never leave any food for prolonged periods in the kitchen. Sweep the floor daily to eliminate food sources. And never leave dishes out overnight.
Clean Pest Habitats Around Your Home
Pests usually love the spaces where they find moisture, warmth, and food. And if they find such a place around your home, the day is not so far when they invade your property. This is why it’s a must to eliminate pest habitats around your home. Keep trash away from your house, and remove debris. Clean your gutters frequently.
Hope, these tips can help make your home pest-free. But unfortunately, if you discover pest infestation in your house, contact us without any hesitations. Our proficient experts use safe and eco-friendly measures to remove pests from buildings. Follow us on Facebook to know more about our services.