5 Preventable Winter Pest Problems

During the winter, many homeowners tend to take a break from pest control prevention measures, but, in fact, pest control and pest prevention should be continued year round. During the colder months, most insects will be looking for shelter indoors months in advance so they can settle in and find a food source. It is important that you stay vigilant in your home for any signs of pests that have found their way into your home.

Termites are a common pest issue that can cause major damage to your home. Even though termites are known to attack during the warmer months, they are also known to swarm in the fall and reproduce indoors during the winter. Some prevention advice to deal with Termites in your home is by hiring a profession exterminator to inspect your home at least once a year and also inspect your home for any conducive conditions that might lead to a termite infestation such as leaking pipes or open water sources, wood near your foundation, leaking roof. Stink Bugs have also been known to seek refuge indoors during the winter season too.

It is very common for people to travel during the holiday season which also entails staying at different hotels. In this case, we would want to be on the lookout for bedbugs. Bedbugs can be transferred by latching on to objects like luggage, clothes, bedsheets, and pets. You will know if you have bedbugs by small bite marks on your person. When arriving at your hotel, inspect the mattress and box spring for small red blood stains this is a clear indication of the presence of bed bugs. Hang all your clothes instead of using the drawers in your room.

During the winter, pests look to build nests in your home. The best way to prevent that from happening is by making sure that all doors, windows and cracks are sealed properly. Mesh screens can be installed in air vents to prevent pests from entering. If pests are found, using a vacuum to pick up insects is a good way to get rid of them and their eggs but make sure that you discard the bag right away.

5 Preventable Winter Pest Problems
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