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The land covered in snow could be a magnificent sight for many homeowners, but they merely know that it is time of the pests to take shelter into warmer places like homes. Many homeowners believe that pests are higher in ratio during summers, but they must get familiar with the fact that most of the pests drive inwards to look for warmer places inside your house during winters too.


When the pipes, trees and backyard are frozen with ice, a warm house stocked with food becomes an irresistible place for insects and rodents to invade. These intruders are capable of getting inside thinnest of the material in your home. Pests like rats, flies, mice, spider and cockroaches that were a nuisance for your yard in summers are now going to add more problems by moving inward. One of the best ways to get rid of you pesky invaders is to call pest control professionals. They can pest-proof your house and give you the peace of mind you were looking for.


Here are some of the best ways to get rid of the pests’ invasion during winters-


 #Pest-proof your home-

To stay intact in the game against your pesky opponents; you must plan of pest-proofing your house before the daunting winters arrive and your intruders are already in. These insects can gnaw through woods, drywalls, wooden furnishings, moist crevices leading to the development of molds that can undermine the integrity and longevity of your house. Therefore, it is important to take steps prior to the arrival of winters.


Seal-up all the possible pest entries in and around your house such as incoming pipelines, attic and crevices which will leave no room for them to enter. Besides, change every activity that may attract pests; for example, keep the garage bins and trash cans away from your house in a fully covered position so that the pests do not hop on the uncovered food. Secondly, do not keep the firewood around your house that attracts wood-borne pests like termites and ants. Such small activities can help you get rid of the rodents.


#Beware of the Changing Weather Conditions and Sudden Warm Spells-

Although you pest-proof your house for the winter season but what about the warm spells, rainfall, melting snow? Decreasing snow creates just another type of vulnerabilities that many insects depend on.


Changing weather can cause cracks in the foundation of your house, displacement of shingles and chimney, which becomes a great hideout for the rats, pigeons, bats and fleas. Besides, some of the homeowners have trees planted near the foundation of their house whose branches touches the roof. The canopy and branches of trees become an excellent route for the rodents through which they can enter your home. Therefore, take care of the following things-


  • Trim branches of the tree or plant them away from the foundation of your house.
  • Declutter the basement, attic and other storage areas.
  • Store food in sealed containers
  • Seal the bins after disposing of the garbage.
  • Fix loose weatherstripping and open pipelines.
  • Seal all the cracks and openings inside and outside your house.
  • Hire professionals to get rid of the rodents.