Winter Pest-Proofing Tips
Northern California may be known for its mild winter weather, but that doesn’t mean residents don’t have to deal with winter pest problems! Rodents, ants, cockroaches, and bed bugs are just a few of the pests that can infest homes during this time of year. For this reason, it’s important to learn how to prevent winter pests from invading your home and ruining your holidays! To keep pests outside, keep reading for expert tips from Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen.
Types of Winter Pests
No one wants to deal with pest problems around the holidays. Unfortunately, dropping temperatures drive many types of pests indoors this time of year. Some of the most common pest problems in the winter include German cockroaches, rats, mice, spiders, silverfish, and even bed bugs! Rodents in particular are known to squeeze into your home through the smallest of openings to escape dropping temperatures.
In addition to being simply gross, pests can be dangerous and destructive when they seek shelter and food inside of your property. To keep these winter insects and bugs outside, it’s crucial to learn how to prevent pests from getting indoors in the first place.
4 Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home This Winter
Keeping pests out of your home in the winter months requires many of the same efforts of preventing pests year-round. Four ways you can prevent winter pests include:
- Seal cracks and crevices outside your property to keep pests from making their way inside.
- Place screens over vents and chimneys to eliminate entry points inside the property.
- Store firewood away from the home and eliminate clutter in your yard to discourage nesting.
- Promptly clean up spills, dispose of garbage regularly, and avoid excess clutter.
Winter Pest Control Services
If you’ve done all you can to prevent winter pests and still find bugs or rodents in your North or East Bay Area property, it’s time to call the experts at Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen. We can help you learn more about pest-proofing your home not only in the winter but all year long. To learn more about our residential and commercial winter pest control services, give us a call!