As we all know the cold, stormy snowy weather is on its way and with these, it comes the seasonal pressure on your home and outdoor property. During the colder months, it is necessary to maintain your home for two crucial reason –

  • To keep out the cold
  • To prevent the common winter and autumn pest

Preparing your home early for the winter will also help to enjoy all of the things winter offers, without having the worry to face the problems. It will also save your money on professional pest control to get rid of pests. Start winterizing your home now, and set up the line of defenses for the winter pest control.

There are many bugs which go into hibernation period during the fall. These bugs reside inside any structures and homes in search of a warm protective spot. But there are few bugs that are active during the fall as they are able to survive in the harsh winter climate. For residential and commercial Pest Control Company, the ideal time to inspect inside your residents is before or during the winter.

The Common Winter Household Pest

  • Winged Carpenter Ants

The winged ants which are seen in the summer are not such a threat. But winged ants in winters are the carpenter ants, and there must be nest within the structures.

  • Rodents

The rodents such as mice, rats are generally found in winter inside your residence, as they also find a nice cozy place in your home. The rodents can actually cause severe damage to your property. It is very important to call rat control service nearby you if the damage is severe.

  • Bed Bugs

The bed bugs are tiny and one of the most difficult insect to control. The bed bugs are causing sleepless night and troublesome to the homeowners and hotel owners alike.

  • Spiders

The spiders are the common pest around our residents. It is also beneficial creatures preying and feeding on the flies, crickets, mites, and other household pests. They are generally harmless, but when they enter your house they can also cause severe damage.

Few Tips to prevent your home from the harmful pest

  • Cracks and Gap

During the winters it is necessary to inspect the exterior of the home the cracks, crevices, and the gaps. It is important to seal the gaps with the copper mesh, sheet metal etc. To stop the entry of the harmful pest prevention is a must.

  • Trash and Litter

The trash and litters are the food source and breeding grounds for the bugs. Always remember to keep the yard, patios, and garages free of litter, weeds, and standing water. Always seal the trash inside or outside the house. Also, clean the area of the trash can regularly to remove the spills and debris.

  • Drains

As we usually notice that the sinks and the floor drain attract the pest to breed, especially the small insects. Therefore, it is important to maintain the sink, tub, floor drains, and the basements.

  • Stored Foods

Keep the opened bags and boxes of food always in a tight container to keep away from the pests which invade in the kitchen. Also if there are any uneaten food items, make sure to clean it up. If you have a pile of utensils on your sink, remember to put them in soapy water to keep the bugs away.

  • Cleanliness

The cleaner your home, it is less attractive to the pest. Cleanliness always leads to less chance a pest will have to live and breed. It is always important to vacuum regularly to keep the counters free of spills and sticky residue. For defense against the bugs, you can also use bugs spray or call the pest control service professionals.

In this blog, we have seen that winters bring enough worry about the home damage with wind, snow and the frost. Following certain tips, will definitely help you get rid of the harmful insects and pests which are hindering around your surroundings. When winters pests are kept outdoors your home become a healthier place to live.

Author's Bio: 

I'm a writer; illustrator, columnist and an editorial fellow. My previous work includes roles in digital journalism and content writer. I did graduation in Journalism.