How to Deal With Winter Pests


Winter pests can be extremely bothersome because they will look to your home for shelter. In order to stop these irritating house guests from entering your home, utilize these methods of prevention.

8 Legged Arachnids
Spiders will enter a home to lay their eggs for the winter. Once these newborns hatch, they will spend the rest of their lives in your home. To make sure this doesn’t happen, begin sealing all of the cracks and holes in your home. Afterwards, vacuum your home a few times per week to try and suck up any eggs that might’ve been laid.

Stuart, Jerry, & Mickey
Rats and mice will find ways into your home just like spiders; through cracks and holes. Since the holes will have to be slightly larger for them to fit through, cover them with a wire mesh followed by the sealant. This will prevent the rodents from chewing through your patch. Remember to keep your house clean of any food crumbs, and keep a lid on all of your waste bins. A rodent without a food supply will go elsewhere for its lunch.

Attic Dwellers
Squirrels, raccoons, and opossums will set up shop in the attic of your home. These tree dwellers will transfer from their tree home, to the roof of your home, to your attic. They can enter via holes in your chimney, ventilation system, and roof. Be sure to inspect your roof every so often and patch any holes you may find. Rid these pests from your attic by setting up traps or calling a professional.

Winter pests will enter your home with the intentions of making it their own. Rid these pesky pests from your home by calling in the professionals at Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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