You might think it’s crazy to talk about a Winter vacation right now. It’s only mid-September and the temperatures are still quite warm. But before you know it, there will be a chill in the air. You will wake up to see frost covering the ground. Then the snow comes. Piles of it. You will look around and say, “Why didn’t I plan a warm weather getaway?”. Well, right now, there is an instinct inside bugs and insects that is telling them Winter is on it’s way and it is time to plan their warm weather hideaway.
While you may choose a destination like Mexico or the Bahamas as your escape, the pests are going to choose your house. That’s right – Your. House. Think about it. In the Winter you like to keep your home warm and cozy. Wind, sleet and snow is left behind as you enter the welcoming heat being kicked out by your furnace. For insects and other pests, it’s Summer all year round in your home! A Caribbean getaway! Add to it all the cooking, baking and goodies that come along with the holidays and it’s like a smorgasbord! Have you ever been on cruise? The food and drinks along with the great weather? Who wouldn’t love that? And that is exactly what the pests will get inside your home.
How do you stop it? There are some preventative measures that you can take to help keep your home pest free this Winter.
- Inspect the exterior of your home. You want to make sure that there are no entry points for insects and rodents.
- Get rid of their food source. Keep counters and stoves wiped clean. Put cereal, pasta, crackers and other types of grains in sealed glass or plastic containers.
- Remove debris. Make sure that leaves, twigs, mulch, shrubs and the like are removed from around the foundation of the home.
- Consider creating a barrier around your home. A professional pest control company can provide a treatment around the exterior perimeter that will help keep insects OUT.