Once the temperatures drop outdoors, insects like wasps, cockroaches, stink bugs, beetles, and ants start to find their way into your comfortable and warm home. Although 74% of Americans think they have more bugs at home during summer, they might not know that their house is still susceptible to unwanted visitors as the cooler months come. But, there are pest control treatments you can do to keep these insects and other pests from your hose this winter, keeping on top of the fall crawl.
Pest Control Tip: Seal Your House
If it’s cold outdoors, shelter, water, and food become harder for insects to find, which could lead them to invade your homes searching for these limited resources they require to survive. To stop this from happening, you have to do the following pest control Myrtle Beach tips:
- Weatherproof your doors and windows so that openings around edges and ledges are sealed off.
- Check your house for light leaks and make sure to close up any exterior cracks or openings that could allow pests such as large bats and rodents to enter.
- Caulk the cracks along the kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Even the smallest of these could allow insects to get in and offer them with simple access to the water they require for survival.
Strengthen Your Defense Against the Pests
You may miss some areas when you’re sealing your home, and that is where the backup solutions come into the picture.
- Use durable outdoor/indoor labeled pesticides that you can spray around your home’s perimeter as well as larger entryways like doors. For the best results, you should apply both inside and outside your home.
- To keep these pests from entering sensitive areas inside your house, such as bathrooms, backsplashes, and kitchen sinks, be sure to use a product that’s made for these areas and has an applicator that you can use in tight crevices, cracks, and spots.
- Always make sure that the counters are wiped, floors are swept, and food is stored in containers that are insect resistant.
Get Rid of the Habits That Attract Pests
- Make sure to store firewood at least three feet away from your home. You should bring in firewood inside or near your home the amount that you’ll burn right away. This will prevent pests from taking shelter in your house.
- Did you place recycle bins near home or attached to your garage? IF yes, they you’re leaving an open invitation to pests to invade your house.
- Do you keep piles of clutter, fabric, and old paper inside your house? They can be the food for insects and rodents. Always keep your home clean so you don’t attract pests.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now and let our team of pest control experts help you keep pests at bay.