The winter season is full of surprises; as much as it brings good tidings, celebrations, and family time, pests also welcome themselves for celebrations. Most of the rodents and insects tend to run away from the cold places to warm spaces which are commonly found in our house.we are going to look a the three most common pest issues that anyone can run into in the winter season.
Rats and mice
As most of us know, rats and mice can be a nuisance any time of the year, but when it comes to the winter season, they tend to increase in numbers. Rodents are prone to find shelter in attics and basements. Since they like secretive dark places, it is important to get rid of them as fast as possible before they make a lot of damage to your property. It is possible for rodents to chew your electrical cables, poke holes through your drywall leaving your home exposed to fire risks. Rodents also have the potential to infect your family and pets with diseases. You don’t want to have them in your home.
Always consider keeping your house sealed, because rodents can easily sneak through tiny spaces on the walls and on doorways. Fill up any cracks or gaps that you see in your house structure, and install weather stripping around the door frames and window frames, to keep the pests away from the house.
Very many people are afraid of just one spider. In the cold season, you should be wary of more than one spider. To safeguard your home from spiders, ensure that you have a clean home that is tidy. Spiders find comfort in dusty areas that have dirt. Vacuum and sweep your home as often as possible. Fill any wall cracks with caulking and spray your home with spider repellent. You can also ask your local pest control company for preventative solutions for specific types of spiders.
Raccoons are very elusive creatures. Each year, the young ones always set out to establish their den. For this reason, ensure that your home does not attract a raccoon. If you notice a raccoon sneaking around your residence, contact your local pest control as soon as possible, because raccoons can be dangerous if you come into direct contact with them. If they spend a considerable amount of time on your lawn, they can cause enormous damage very quickly.
Pests can be tricky to handle once they have already established their home ground in your house. Ensure that you thoroughly check for signs of the pests listed above and more. To have an easier time, ensure to keep your house clean and all empty cracks filled. In case you want to thoroughly keep pests away, contact your local pest control company to provide you with preventative solutions.