As fall weather begins to pass, winter weather begins to set in, which results in a much colder environment. Because of this cold weather, pests are looking for warm places to keep out of the cold. This means that your home is one of their favorite spots throughout the wintertime. For this reason, it’s essential to take winter pest prevention seriously and make sure you’re doing everything you can to stop them from getting in.
10 Tips To Keep Pests Out Of Your Home For The Winter
Luckily, there are many easy ways that work well against these creatures, some more than others, though, depending on what type of pest we’re talking about and how determined they might be trying to get into your house or business buildings. To help you create a winter bug barrier around your home, here are ten tips you can follow as a precaution to keep pests out of your home:
- Check window screens every month during winter
- Bring potted plants indoors when temperatures fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit
- Find cracks around windows and doors, seal them with caulk
- Winterize bird feeders by bringing them inside when temperatures are low and cold to avoid attracting squirrels or winter pests like bats
- Keep garbage cans under a roof, so they don’t freeze over and become an easy source of food for winter bugs
- Clean your gutters regularly to prevent pest nests from building up during wintertime
- Check the weather stripping on exterior doors every month for any damage that might have occurred due to cold temperatures. If there’s any wear, replace it as soon as possible
- Clear out all brush near the house because this can attract animals looking for shelter in the winter months too
- Remove snow from around the foundation of your home regularly during the winter season. Snow will also block ventilation which can cause pest infestations to occur
- Winterize your home by repairing any cracks in the wall using caulk, covering up windows with plastic sheeting or wood boards if necessary, and winterizing bird feeders.
- The best way to winterize a home is by sealing it off during wintertime, which can help prevent pests from getting inside. Keeping doors closed as much as possible is also vital because many of these creatures will try entering homes through openings that are smaller than they are, such as under doorways. Similarly, make sure there aren’t any holes leading outside where pests could potentially enter your house this way too.
- When dealing with insects like ants, be careful about what you are throwing away into garbage cans because winter pests might be able to smell food that’s in there and then decide they want to try entering your home
- Keeping potted plants indoors is also important because winter bugs like aphids can eat away at plant leaves, making it harder for these creatures to survive once summertime returns again
Hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be able to keep your home free from any potential pests. If you need help treating pests for the winter, then contact us here so we can get started!