Taking proactive steps around your home can help minimize pest problems as colder temperatures arrive. By taking some of these steps, you can help deter pests from making your home, their home.
Clean Up Your Yard
First you should clean up your gardens. Remove any dead plants, especially seasonal plants like those in your summer vegetable garden. This not only helps ready your yard for winter and reduce possible pest issues, but will help you be ready to plant when temperatures start to warm again.
Inspect the exterior of your house and make sure you seal any cracks in the foundation. This adds a barrier for pests trying to make their way into your home.
Trim & Cut Plants & Trees
Take some time to cut down plants around your home. Dead plants attract bugs and most plants that are perennial will need to be cut back to promote proper growth and development.
Take some time to clean out your gutters. This not only helps protect your roof and gutters, but also removes bug hiding spaces.
Never store firewood against your house. Doing so may inadvertently invite trouble. It is better to create your woodpile nearby, but not against your house in any way.
It is important to get weather stripping for around doors and windows. Not only will this help you keep heat in, you will be more able to keep bugs outside.
These simple steps will help you protect your home from unwanted visitors and help keep you protected throughout the colder winter months. If you suspect you have a pest problem, contact our experts today to find out how we can help you.