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Pest proof your home this winter

Bug Lady posted this on Aug 4, 2016

Wasn’t summer great? Beautiful long sunny days followed by clear cool nights. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last forever. It’s fall and time to pack up the swimming suits and bring out the sweaters and snow gear. Pests are also packing it up but they are moving it into your house. Here’s a list of pests you might be dealing with. The most common four legged pest are mice. Less common but still destructive are rats, bats, deer, gophers, ground hogs, raccoons, rabbits, skunks, voles, chipmunks and squirrels. Smaller still are the ants, bees, wasps, roaches, house fly, fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks plague more than just pet owners. If any of the rodents mentioned here enter your house, there is a good chance that they are transporting one or both of these parasites. Spiders are another common pest. Although most common house spiders are harmless, black widow and brown recluse are very dangerous.

FROM THE SMALLEST FLEA TO THE SIX POINT BUCK, ALL CAN CAUSE HAVOC IN AND OUTSIDE YOUR HOME.

Winter Rodent Controle

PestSolutions has simple steps to Pest Proof Your Home This Winter

  • Do you have bushes or shrubbery around your house? Make sure that the leaves and branches are trimmed and not touching the structure. With less ground cover, fewer insects will take up residence.
  • Do a quick walk around your house and inspect your foundation vent screens. Make sure that they are attached to the house and that there aren’t any gaps. This will prevent rodents such as mice and rats from entering your crawlspace.
  • During your walk around, take note of cracks in the foundation and leaky faucets. Termite and cockroaches are attracted to moisture. Also look for gaps around your windows and doors. Not only do properly sealed windows and doors save money on your energy bill, they can deter flies and spiders from sneaking in.
  • Inside your home, make sure that all types of food, including pet and wild bird food is stored in airtight containers. Food left on counters or garbage cans that aren’t properly covered can attract pests. If food and waste are easily assessable, the numbers of vermin can grow quickly out of hand.

Pest Proof Your Home This Winter by being proactive and taking the time to protect your home and family. If you find that you want a little help finding the right product for the job, ePestSolutions has experts to answer your questions and ships what you need for free.

Sources of some of the material you have just read about:

http://www.central-insurance.com/docs/tips-HomeWinter.htm

http://www.wildwoodspestcontrol.com/2013/10/17/how-to-get-your-home-ready-for-fallwinter-pests/

http://blog.homegain.com/guest-bloggers/how-to-prepare-your-home-for-fall-and-winter-pests/

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