With the cool weather of winter you need to be prepared for the pests that start to invade homes to escape it. It is always better to prepare your home and help to prevent the pests than to try and treat them after they have become a problem. Now is a great time to make a list of ways to prep your home to keep pests away. On top of this list be sure that you have a good and reliable pest control company coming on a regular basis to treat your home and property as well. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control lists ways you can prevent pest infestations this winter.
Nest & Active Pest Site Identification
The problem is that the cool weather is not what a lot of the pests want to live in so they are on the hunt for a place to live that is much warmer. This means your home is the place. Many types of pests are already established and living in some kind of nest comfortably. You can take time to look around your home and property for areas that show signs of nests and living pests of all kinds. If you see these areas you need to make sure that your professional pest control, company is aware of these areas so they can treat them before they get indoors.
Seal Pest Entry Points
Pests need to find a place to get in your home. It may not seem too hard to find these entry points but put yourself looking through the eyes of a pest. Most pests are extremely small and they don’t need much space to get in. There are many pests that can scale a wall and get to high points. This means you may nee some serious time to get around the perimeter of the home and seal off entry points. You can start with doors and windows and look for gaps that need to be sealed up as well as any cracks in the siding or stucco.
Clean Up Overgrown Yard to Keep Pests Away
Most people don’t usually do much yard work at the end of the summer since vegetation growth is low but this is prime time to prep for pests. You want to take away as much of the places pests can hide so they are not near your yard or home. You can do this by removing any weeds, plant overgrowth and leaves that are left behind. They are great places for roaches, mice and spiders to hide until they are able to get in your home.
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Once you have done all of these things to prepare for the winter weather you are still going to have some trouble if you don’t finish it off with professional pest control. The great thing about pest control is that they can treat for any pest problems as well as prevent pests as well. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control offers pest control to help prevent and to treat for all pests in your home or business. Call us today!