Some of the most common pests that will try to enter your home this winter are ants, spiders, fleas, ticks, and centipedes. Once inside your home, these pests can pose health threats to you, your family, and your pets. Also, They can reproduce and spread at a rapid pace, so it’s only a matter of time before you have an infestation on your hands.
These pests will be naturally drawn to your home, as it provides the warmth and shelter they are looking for. Follow these 5 tips to keep pests outside where they belong! In doing so you are protecting yourself and your loved ones from the diseases these pests carry while protecting your home from potential pest damage.
Caulk and Seal All Windows and Doors
Likely the most common way pests enter your home during the winter months is through holes and cracks in your windows and doors. Have you ever walked by a window in your home and felt a cool breeze? If you have, chances are that window has a gap which not only allows cold air through but pests as well. Take a walk around the exterior of your home and caulk and seal any windows and doors with even the tiniest of gaps!
Seal All Food Items
Once inside your home, pests will be looking for a readily available food source. This may include any food left out, food crumbs, or unsealed food in your pantry or drawers. To prevent this, keep your kitchen de-cluttered and clear of dirty dishes, leftover food, and make sure all food-carrying containers are sealed and kept off the floor. This will keep pests away from the kitchen, and it will prevent the possibility of them contaminating your food.
Check For Leaks
Another thing pests need for survival inside your home is moisture. Simply put, moisture will lead to pests. You’ll want to check all pipes, drains, bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets for leaks. Along with this, it is beneficial to run a dehumidifier inside your home to remove excess moisture from the air.
Clean and De-Clutter
If you are consistently finding pests in your home, you’re going to have to find the source of where they’re coming from. This can be a daunting task in a cluttered, messy home. By consistently cleaning and de-cluttering, you are creating an uninviting environment for pests to invade your home, and you’re making it difficult for these pests to thrive and even survive!
Call The Professionals at Lawn Matters
The best way to create a pest-free home this winter (and beyond) is to call the professionals at Lawn Matters. Our perimeter pest defense service will keep the pests OUTSIDE where they belong. Not only does this service keep these pests from damaging your lawn and landscape, but it will also keep them away from your home, protecting you and your loved ones.
Give us a call today at (440) 834-1255 to hear more about how we can help you create a safe, pest-free home for you, your family, and your pets to enjoy!