Chilly temperatures seem like they’re here to stay in Alabama. With winter comes the early morning frosts, lit fireplaces, family visits, and holiday festivities. But there is one thing that most people don’t think about when they think of winter: pests. Pests will be on the hunt for a warmer place to stay for the winter, and a convenient place for them to land is right in your home. Not all hope is lost, however. Use this guide to keep your home pest-free this winter.
Always Keep A Clean House
Vacuum your house regularly. Crumbs are a great food source for pests. If you leave too many lying around, pests are sure to come. Pests also love warm, messy, and wet spots to lay their egg—which can spell disaster for your home. Make sure to get those hard-to-reach spots under sofas, beds, and other furniture, leaving no place for pests to hide.
In addition to vacuuming, keep a clean kitchen and sink. Dirty dishes can be a Thanksgiving feast for pests! Scrub your countertops regularly and keep them free of any crumbs or debris.
Keep Your House Sealed
Check your house for leaks. Tiny seal breaks and leaks to the outer facing walls can be a fantastic new home for pests, and you’ll have no idea they’re even there.
Cockroaches can fit into spaces as small as a quarter. All of your windows and doors need to be tightly sealed to keep a pest-free house. Caulk any cracks that show gaps and window panes. Place weather strips around all doors and check exterior areas of your house like dryer exhaust vents, basement screens, attic exhausts, and plumbing holes—seal them all up!
Make Regular Pest Control Appointments
The best way to keep a pest-free home is to schedule regular preventative pest control services. You’ll want to have an experienced professional dealing with all of the insecticides and treatment methods. Don’t make yourself slither into the crawl space or hunch through the attic. Let a professional pest control expert do the job for you, the right way.
Want a Pest-Free Home this Winter?
There’s only so much you can do to keep pests out of your home. Seal your house, keep it clean, and then call Vulcan Termite & Pest Control Inc. Unlike other pest control companies, we don’t give you a cookie-cutter treatment. We customize our service plans based on your needs. Our company has over 120 years of combined experience dealing with pests—we know just the treatment plan you need!
Keep a pest-free home this winter; contact Vulcan Termite today!