Tips For Pest-Proofing Your Home This Winter

It is common knowledge that winters in New York can be extremely cold. These low temperatures have an impact on different facets of daily life–including what types of pests will be trying to seek shelter in your home this season. Below are some tips that will allow you to pest-proof your home before winter officially begins.

Keep Firewood Away From The House

Lighting the fireplace on a chilly winter evening is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. However, certain pests such as mice and ants create nests in woodpiles. To prevent them from congregating there, be sure to store firewood at least 20 feet away from your house.

Replace Damaged Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping is typically installed on windows and doors to seal air leaks. It can also act as a barrier for unwanted critters who are trying to enter your house. If you have noticed that your weatherstripping is damaged due to wear and tear, replacing it can help you keep your home pest-free.

Repair Window Screens

Did you know that a mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime? Now you do! In the event that you discover a small or large hole in one of your home’s window screens, have it repaired immediately. 

Have pests invaded your home this season? If so, this is a job for the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control. Our experts can knockout pests and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.  

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