Is Winter Pest Control Necessary?
The weather has become cooler even here in Myrtle Beach and as we start adding that sweatshirt or sweater to our outerwear, the insects and other pests such as rodents are also looking for a warm place to retreat. That warm place is very often your home.
Rodents, such as rats and mice, in particular are looking for a warm hiding place for their families. They look for a place that is warm with plenty of food sources and that makes your home very inviting. The biggest problem with rodents is the property damage they cause in the way of chewing electrical wires, tearing your insulation and contaminating your food.
Many people think their house is pest-proof, however, a small mouse can squeeze through tiny spaces as small as a nickel. This makes it easy for them to find their way into your home.
Pest Control Tips For Keeping Your Home Rodent Free
- The first thing you will want to do is to seal any cracks or holes on the outside of your home. Look for areas where utilities or other pipes enter your home. This is one of the most common places where pests will enter your home. Use a sealant such as expandable foam or steel wool to seal the area around the pipes.
- The next pest control tips is to check your screen vents in your crawl space and around your chimneys. Make sure there are no holes where rodents have entered in the past. If necessary replace these screens with a tight mesh screen.
- Install door sweeps or rubber seals around your doors to block entry. If you can see light filtering in around your door then there is room for pests to enter your home. If you don’t have time for these pest control chores, hiring a handyman will help to winterize your home and keep out pests.
- Do you have a fireplace? Make sure that you store your wood at least 20 feet away from the house. You will also want to keep it off the ground.
- Check the shrubbery around your home. This makes a good hiding place for rodents while they want for an entry point to your home. Keep tree branches and shrubs close to the house well trimmed. If this is a chore you have put off, you may want to contact Landscaping Myrtle Beach to help you with winterizing your lawn and garden and making sure it is not a place for rodents to hide.
If you have already spotted one of these unwanted visitors, you will want to call AAA Pest Control today.
You can spot the signs of rodents by noticing their droppings or gnaw marks or trails around your home.
AAA Pest Control is passionate about eliminating these unwanted pests. Just ask Kimberly at Elko Spas Billiards and Pools. They live in the country and AAA Pest Control keeps the rodents out of their home.