When winter approaches, insects and pests find a warm and cozy place to live in. This could force them to invade your home. These unwanted guests can eat your food, leave droppings everywhere, and gnaw on your appliances.
While these pests mostly die off in the winter, they can leave thousands of eggs that leads to infestations if they’re not eliminated right away. The best way to treat pests is to prevent them from finding shelter in your house. Luckily for you, we have made a list on how to bug proof your home. Read on to learn more.
Clean Your Sheds
Rodents, ants, cockroaches, and other pests are attracted to garbage and clutter. They can provide warmth, protection, and food. Cleaning your shed before the winter can prevent pests from making it their home. Just make sure to remove objects where they can nest and hide.
Seal Cracks and Holes
Another way to bug-proof your home is to seal cracks and holes in your house. Doing so can prevent pests from entering in these tight spaces when seeking warmth during the winter. Repair these holes by using sealant, cement, and mortar for your walls. You can also replace old wood where termites, ants, and rodents can live in.
Maintain a Clean Yard
Piles of leaves can be an ideal home for pests. These damp, wet and dark places are perfect spots where rodents, cockroaches, and other pests make their nests. Luckily for you, these are quick fixes. You should remove these piles of leaves and put them in properly sealed trash bags , so bugs and other pests won’t reproduce in the container.
Store Your Trash Properly
Not storing your trash properly can lead to infestations. Pests will have access to food and warmth during the cold months. So, it’s important to put your trash in garbage disposals with tight lids. This way, you won’t need cockroach control and roach exterminators.
When All Else Fails, Call a Professional
When you’ve done everything in your power to prevent pests but you still have pest problems, call a professional. They can remove the pests and give tips on how to bug proof your home.
Arrow Services Inc. provides cockroach control and other pest control services for customers in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois. You can get in touch with us for all of your pest problems.