Many people associate irritating pests with summer. The hot months are a time when insects such as wasps and mosquitoes can be a problem. Pest control is equally important in winter as in summer.
We are not the only ones who prepare for colder weather as the temperature drops. Many pests will seek refuge in warm areas during winter, including your home. Preparing your home for winter is an important part of pest control in Myrtle Beach.
Pest control tips for your house this winter
Seal any cracks or holes in your home’s exterior
Pests can be prevented from entering your home by sealing any openings. You should also inspect any pipes or utilities that enter your home. A mouse can squeeze through a hole as small as a dime.
- Screen vents for chimneys
- Make sure attics, crawl spaces, and basements are well ventilated.
- Keep firewood at least 20ft from your home
Wood piles are a favorite place for pests to live and they can easily get into your home. You can reduce the risk of pests entering your home by moving firewood away. Before bringing any firewood inside, make sure it is thoroughly inspected.
Vacuum all around doors and windows
Regular vacuuming can trap invaders such as silverfish, spiders, earwigs and beetles.
Remove all moisture from your home
Pests such as cockroaches love moisture so it is crucial to repair any leaking pipes or clogged drains. Cockroach infestations are most likely to occur in bathrooms and kitchens.
Check for rodents
Check your garage and outbuildings for signs of rodent infestation. You can organize boxes and other clutter along walls where mice nest or hide.
Maintain a healthy landscape
Proper landscaping is essential when it comes to winter pest control in Myrtle Beach. Keep branches and shrubbery away from your home. Pruning trees will prevent pests from getting under your roof.
Properly store food
Pests will seek refuge in your home if they find food that isn’t covered. Make sure you store food in sealed containers. Also, clean up any crumbs on the floor.
Repair any cracks in mortar or weather stripping around windows.
Hiring a professional
You should prepare now for winter pests. Call Zap Pest Control Inc. today to book a pest treatment and make sure your home is pest-free this winter.
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