Experienced Atlanta exterminators know that not even cold winter temperatures can prevent pests from infiltrating and thriving in your home. In fact, pests are driven to seek shelter indoors to escape the winter chill, and your heated house is a beacon of warmth and comfort for many of them. Keep pests out of your house this winter by following the practical tips below.
Seal Your House
The best way to prevent pests from taking over your home is to prevent them from gaining entry in the first place. Patch small holes with caulk or spackle, and seal larger ones with concrete or hardware cloth. Don’t just do this for your house’s exterior. Go over the interior of your house with a fine tooth comb as well. Baseboards and cabinet corners often have small cracks where bugs can enter. Pay close attention to areas like your laundry room and your bathrooms. Insects are always drawn to a water source. Fill all the holes you find accordingly.
Make Your House Inaccessible
Tree branches, shrubbery and hedges that are close to your house should be well-trimmed. Don’t give pests and insects an easy way to enter your home. Make sure your eaves are free from leaves and other debris that pests and insects can use as shelter and hiding places. From there, it will easier for them to move inside your house at the first opportunity.
Don’t Leave Out Food or Water
Avoid leaving food and water sources on countertops or in your kitchen sink. Make sure your cabinets don’t have food crumbs in them by cleaning them regularly and thoroughly. Keep foods that cannot be refrigerated in tightly sealed containers. Pests look for easy food sources during winter, so make sure you’re not welcoming them into your home with a trail of bread crumbs.
Keep Storage at a Distance
Remember to store firewood and mulch at least two feet away from the exterior walls of your house. Roaches and other small insects like hiding in them as they hold moisture and provide a modicum of warmth and protection.Schedule a pest and termite inspection with us as winter approaches. The bugs are headed indoors but our effective pest control services can help you keep them out. Breda is a reliable and professional Atlanta pest control company with more than 40 years of experience in efficient pest removal in Atlanta. At the first sign of bug trouble or insect infestation, call us. We’ll work hard to give you the healthy, pest-free environment that you and your family deserve.