Soon, winter is going to be here in the pests outside your home are going to be looking for a nice warm place to stay. You want to make sure these pests stay out of your home before the cold winter weather arrives. This may mean that you need to have treatments done while the weather is still warm out. Here are some tips to help keep the pests out of your home before the winter weather arrives.
1. Keep the Autumn Landscaping Debris Clean to Keep Pests Away
During the autumn months, there is a lot of dead plant debris from trees and other landscaping materials. This debris is running on the ground in is the perfect recipe for insects and other pests to make their homes for the winter. To ensure you do not have problems with pests during the winter months you will want to make sure that this debris is cleaned up regularly and your landscaping is tidy.
2. Animal-proof Chimneys and Other Areas Where Pests Can Get in And Nest
There many places on the exterior of your home where animals and insects can easily get in. Diction is one of these areas, which is why you want to make sure that it has a screen to keep animals like the squirrels in other small rodents out of your home. In addition, make sure the other areas of your home are animal proof with screens in sealed tightly to keep the pests out during the cold weather.
3. Keep Your Garbage in Sealed Containers and Take It Out Regularly
The garbage in your home can be a welcome sight for any pest. Which is why you want to keep it in a container with a lid. In addition, make sure that you regularly take the trash out to ensure pests do not have access to an easy source of food. If you have a problem with raccoons or bears in your area, use an exterior garbage container that is designed to keep these animals out of the trash.
4. Make Sure All the Dry Food in Their Kitchen Is Sealed In Air-Tight Containers
Inside your home, you want to make sure that pests do not have easy access to a source of food. To ensure pests do not have a feast in your kitchen, make sure that all dry goods and other food items are securely sealed in airtight containers. In addition, make sure to keep the dining room and kitchen free of clutter and food that pests can get to.
These are some tips to help ensure the past stay out of your home before winter weather arrives. If you need help with treatments to keep the pets outside at bay, contact a pest control service for help with treatments.