With winter at your doorstep, you aren’t going to be the only one seeking a way out of the cold. Odds are rodents and insects are looking to your house as a warm paradise. No matter what kind of pest you’re worried about this winter, these five tips can help you keep a pest free home this winter.
Windows and Doors
One of your first lines of defense is making sure that they can’t get through your windows or doors. Make sure the screens are secure and that the doors aren’t kept open. You can also fill cracks around doors and windows with foam.
• Vents - Of course, you can’t plug every hole in your home. You need to make sure that there is still ventilation. If you have air vents, you can always cover them with screens.
• Repair Work - Make sure to double-check any repair work that is done on your home. Often, pests can get through unsealed spots after washing machine or dishwasher installation.
• Gardening - Many rodents or insects will hide in plants. One of the best ways to keep them from entering your home is to keep them at least one to 2 feet away from the house. Also, make sure to keep them trimmed.
If you’re worried about pests this winter, hopefully, these tips will help. If you’d like to learn more about pest proofing, call Cliff’s Pest Control in San Bernardino at 877-255-2575.