How to Keep Pests Out During Winter Months

The winter months may lack the air-born pests we see in the summer; however, that does not mean we are entirely in the clear. Colder weather welcomes a different kind of pest issue, including what may be crawling underneath. New Orleans sees a spike in the amount of silverfish, spiders, mice, cockroaches, and raccoons in the winter. These pests are known to bring disease into your home and can cause flare-ups of pre-existing lung or asthma issues. It is not too late to check your home for ways to improve pest control. 

Read these tips on how you can prevent these pests from taking cover from the cold in your home this winter season. 

Seal Your Home 

When the cold starts to roll in, pests and rodents become more active in homes.  Regularly checking up on the exterior of your home tends to fall to the bottom of the to-do list. It is crucial that you maintain the exterior of your house and seal any cracks and holes that may be present. It is very common for rodents and cockroaches to fit through the tiniest gap, so make sure you fill even the smallest ones. 

Use caulk guns to seal utility pipe openings, cracks around windows, and edges of door thresholds. Double-check your screen doors and windows and repair any tears to prevent spiders and mosquitos. Pied Piper Pest Control is here to assist in these prevention services. 

Fix Areas of Moisture 

Moisture and leaks throughout the home can be hard to contain during the wet winter season. These areas create a perfect environment for a number of unwanted pests such as cockroaches and silverfish. Check your home for roof leaks, pipe cracks, and problem areas in the kitchen and bathroom.  

A good way to keep moisture under control is to regularly clean and de-clutter kitchens and bathrooms, so you catch drippage or puddles early. Make it a habit to take the trash out regularly to prevent attracting bugs to these areas. 

Even after following all of these tips to prevent pests from invading your home in the winter, you may still find yourself with unwanted guests. That’s what our experts are here for. Give us a call today or fill out the contact form to schedule an appointment and get your pest problem under control.

How to Keep Pests Out During Winter Months