Tis the season for pests!
In the summer, we tend to focus on pests that are out in the open—mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. But what about the ones lurking in your home? Winter is a great time to get a jump on your indoor pest control.
Pests like mice, rats, and spiders love to take refuge in warm spaces during the cold months. That means you're more likely to see them when you turn on the heat in your home. It also means that they can start breeding earlier than usual. If you don't take care of these winter pests right away, they'll keep coming back through spring and summer.
But there's good news: it's easy to keep them at bay! Here are some tips on how to get rid of winter pests in your home this year:
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Maintaining a clean home
Keep the area around your home clean and free from any food waste or garbage. This will make it harder for pests to get into your home as they will not be able to find anything to eat or drink if there are no food sources present around your house.
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Seal up holes
Look around for any gaps where mice or other small animals could be getting in from. Even the smallest openings can be the entryway for small pests looking for shelter and warmth. Once you have located them seal them with caulk, spray foam, and steel wool as this is one of the few materials rodents are not capable of chewing through.
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Spray inside your home
Spraying safe pesticides or essential oils inside your home in the winter is an effective way to get rid of all insects including spiders. It is important to note to only use hand pump sprayers or battery-operated backpack sprayers as the emissions from gas powered sprayers are extremely harmful when trapped in a nonventilated area.
These easy tips will ensure you keep pesky pests at bay this winter in your home. As well as ensuring your home is not inviting during any season. A bonus is less work come spring pest management!