While the holidays are over, the winter season is just beginning and pests will be searching for a way to make an entrance into your home to escape the cold. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to prevent this. The following are five easy ways to winterize your home and keep pests out.
Seal Up Your Home
Pests will squeeze through the smallest cracks and crevices to enter your home. Use mortar or cement to patch foundations and walls and closely examine the exterior of your home to look for any damage or missing sections. Make sure that any screen doors are completely intact, and don’t leave any doors open that lead to the outside for an extended period of time.
Store Food Properly
Proper food storage will make your home less likely to attract insects and rodents. Use tupperware or sealable bags to store any leftovers, and never leave food out overnight. Patch up your refrigerator to prevent pests from reaching your main source of food storage. Rust-Oleum, duct tape and appliance repair kits can be used to patch up cracks.
Keep Your Garage and Basement Clean
Garages and basements tend to have large amounts of moisture in them. The moisture will attract pests and provide them with a source of hydration. Keeping these areas clean will remove the incentive for pests to reside there. If moisture keeps reappearing, search for any leaks in your roof.
Regularly Dispose of Garbage
Regularly remove garbage from the inside of your home, because the smell of garbage will attract pests. Your garbage bin should be kept at a distance away from your home, so pests will be less attracted to entering your home. Also, set a regular cleaning schedule for your garbage bins.
Contact Presto Pest Control
If you live in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia or Washington DC and you want to winterize your home and prevent obnoxious pests from making an appearance, contact Presto Pest Control. Our specialized services are guaranteed to provide your home, restaurant, hotel, office or healthcare building with the ultimate in pest control. Give us a call at (888)-335-9583 or visit our website at www.prestopestcontrol.com. The easiest way to deal with pests is to prevent them from entering your home or business in the first place, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.