During the winter, pests do not go away; they simply retreat out of sight to build their nest or prepare for the cold season by collecting resources until spring. Because pests may not be in the open, that doesn’t mean they go away and stop moving throughout your home. Just because you don’t see mosquitoes buzzing about, that doesn’t mean they’re hibernating or relocating for the winter. Most pests remain active all winter long, and even though temperatures may drop, they will continue moving around, looking for places to hide from the weather.
Four Pest Control Tips to Protect Your Home This Winter
If you’re worried about protecting your home this winter, we’ve compiled a list of several tips to help you keep your home pest free:
- Keep food wrapped up or in containers: Many pests struggle during the winter to find food and shelter from the elements. While many die during the winter, others learn to adapt to the changes. Easy access to food and water sources in a warm place will allow them to thrive during the winter months.
- Safely store wood away from your home: Wood piles near your home, like firewood and kindling, are ready shelters for pests. They move into wood piles for safety and warmth and use the wood as transportation into your home.
- Inspect and secure window and door seals: Rodents and insects don’t need much space to invade your home. They can squeeze through tiny openings to build a nest inside your home for the winter. Mice only need a dime-sized opening in a window or door.
- Control the moisture level in your home: When the humidity level in your home is too high, it can draw pests and rodents into your property as they search for comfortable places to nest away from the uncomfortable winter weather.
Once you have an infestation, it can be difficult to get rid of it without professional help! At Anytime Pest Elimination, our licensed and trained pest control experts will inspect your property and put barriers in place to prepare your home for the winter. Call us at (832) 662-2411 to schedule an appointment today!