Winterize Your Home and Keep Pests Out

With the dropping temperatures, rain and snow increases, and shorter days, pests are trying to find their way into your home. They want to set up shop in a place that will keep them warm and protect them from the elements and your home is the perfect place. During this time of the year, you are beginning to winterize your home and landscape to prepare for the cold. You should also be thinking about how to winterize your home and keep pests out.

Tips to Winterize Your Home and Keep Pests Out

Tips to Winterize Your Home | Maine Bed Bugs and Pest ControlIf you have year long pest control services, you are already on the right track to keep pests out, but you want to stay vigilant and take your own precautions. You can start by locating any potential pest colonies or nests outside your home and remove them.

Pests like to find their way to places that have moisture, food, and shelter, so follow these pest prevention tips:

  • Clean your gutters.
  • Make sure downspouts are directing water away from your home.
  • Remove any debris close to the home where pests can hide, like leaves or bricks.
  • Keep trash cans away from your house.
  • Keep plants and trees from making contact with your house.
  • Seal any openings that might allow pests access to your home. This can include windows, entry doors, crawl spaces, cracks in the foundation, and attic vents.

Professional Help for Winterizing Your Home

While taking your own precautions help you keep your home from being invaded by pests during the winter, some help from a professional pest control company can really be useful. Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control can help you winterize your home and keep pests out by using safe chemicals around your home that prevent pests from coming inside, while keeping your family safe from harm. A little extra protection can’t hurt anything. Call us today at (207) 650-8654.