Winter is a time to stay warm and cozy at home, and pests all around your neighborhood are feeling the same way about your home. Local pests are feeling like they would like to stay warm and cozy as well, and they don't care about your personal space. They will invade your space and your home to stay cozy and warm in order to survive. Pests such as ants, mice, and spiders will all come inside to survive. If you end up with a pest problem this winter, you need to take action in order to get rid of them. Read on for some pest control tips to use this winter.
Make Necessary Repairs
Make repairs to your home to prevent pests from getting inside in the first place. You need to repair holes and cracks that mice or ants may be using in order to get entry into your home. Spiders may be using the same entrance, and other pests will begin to follow suit. You need to make repairs to your home in order to prevent pests and to prevent future pest problems as well. Repair holes in your foundation and in your siding that these pests may be using, and repair cracked or broken seals around your windows and doors. If air can get inside, so can pests. Make all repairs to your home, even caulking around your windows and doors to prevent pests.
Set traps around your home for these types of pests to prevent them from further invading your home. If you have spiders, you need to use spider traps. If you have mice, you need to invest in mouse traps and use proper bait that you freshen often in order to get rid of these pests. If you have ants, set ant traps around your home as well. These traps can all be found at your local hardware store, or anywhere that pest control items are found.
Spray A Pesticide
Spray or sprinkle a pesticide such as diatomaceous earth around your home, either inside or outside to help prevent and get rid of these pests. If using a spray pesticide, you need to follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use it and how often to use it.
If you have an issue with pests during the winter months, you should hire a residential pest prevention company to help you get control of this issue. Call a professional today to help you.