Tips for Winter Pest Control

Tips for Winter Pest Control

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We don’t have to worry about pests and bugs in the winter right?

WRONG!

Sure, the mosquitos and the bees have stopped flying around, but the winter brings a new host of concerns when it comes to protecting your home from pests.

In the winter, controlling access points into your home can help keep your home safe. Taking measures to check the seals to doors and windows and repair any damage can help to prevent pests like mice, spiders, and cockroaches from entering your home.

This is especially important because pests can bring more than just a cobweb in the corner of your home! Pests like mice and rats can chew through wires and get into your food, and spiders and other insects can bite, leading to potentially serious reactions.

Fortunately, we have some tips for you to keep safe and protect your home:

Seal cracks and other openings on the outside of your home. A mouse can fit into a space as small as a dime.
Store firewood away from your home – 20 feet minimum.
Check doors and window screens for damage. Replace screens and install seals and door sweeps as necessary!
Eliminate moisture in and on the perimeter of your home. Check for leaky pipes and areas where water pools instead of draining.

Of course, these are just a few tips to help control pests in and around your home. If you feel overwhelmed or you already have a pest problem, call the experts to help you take control! At Eco Advantage, we have the tools and the professionals to help you keep your home pest-free. Call 910-425-6415 to get your FREE estimate.

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