We Keeps Outdoor Pests Out

In the wintertime, outdoor pests sometimes find their way indoors. Some may sneak in through cracks and crevices, attracted to the warmth of your home. Occasionally, we may even accidentally bring them in ourselves.

Keeping outdoor pests outside where they belong is just as important in the winter as it is in the warmer months. Perhaps it is even more important during the months when we are spending almost all of our time inside. The health risks from pests are well-known and well-documented so you must take precautions to keep your family safe and healthy. A professional company like Webers Pest Control can treat your home, inside and out, in a way that is environmentally responsible for your family and pets. In between treatments, try these tips to keep your home pest-free.

Wood piles

Spiders, snakes, termites and other creeping things enjoy the relative safety of a woodpile. It’s left undisturbed for most of the spring and summer and part of the fall. Crawling things can make a lovely home there in the small spaces between the logs. Keep your wood on a raised platform away from the house and be sure to give any inhabitants a chance to vacate firewood before you bring it inside.

Tree branches

Ants will enter a home any way they can when searching out a food source. Don’t leave them an easy entry. Trim back any tree branches that would act as a highway from the great outdoors into your eaves and attic.

Mulched beds

In the same way that trees can provide pests access to your attic, a mulched bed can give an insect access to your crawl spaces. Rake mulch back from your home’s walls to make it harder for them to climb inside. Keep the crawl spaces well ventilated and dry, and inspect vent screens monthly for signs of invaders.

Hearth and Flue

Another inroad to your home’s warm interior is through the chimney. Install a screen at the top of the chimney and be sure to close the flue after every use of the fireplace. This should keep climbing and flying pests out of your hearth and home.

Pets

Even in the winter our pets can harbor pests in their fur. Keep up with flea and tick medications and check your pets frequently for freeloaders. Wipe their feet with a disposable cloth after trips outside to make sure they don’t carry anything in that doesn’t belong.

One of the best ways to make sure your home is safe and healthy is to keep up with regular pest control treatments. Webers Pest Control will use today’s most progressive methods to keep pests from disturbing your long winter’s rest.

About Ryan Monroe

In 2008, Ryan Monroe received his Bachelors Degree in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology from the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Texas.Before joining Webers Exterminating, Ryan spent over 5 years working with Lucky's Pest Control (Perkasie, PA) working as their Technical Director. Ryan is married to Julie and they now live in Port Charlotte, FL with their dog, Rex.

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