Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Combat the Pests Before Winter is Here

During the winter months are you proactive when sealing drafty areas and windows so that you stay warm all season long? That should not include keeping rodents and insects warm too. Just like winterizing your home to keep the heat in, you need to winterize your home to keep the pests out.

Outside winterization will make your home less ideal for your unwanted guests.

  • Clean out your gutters and store your firewood away from your house. Rodents and insects will live in these spaces like a hotel until it's cold enough to move inside.
  • Cut down dead plants and shrubs near your house; dead plants attract insects.
  • Store your garbage cans away from your house. Garbage is a feast for all pests.
  • Seal any cracks underneath your siding on your sidewalk, patio, driveway, and foundation with an outdoor sealant. The sealant will block the openings that mice and insects can get in.
  • Check the screens on all of your windows. Use an adhesive tape to cover any holes.

Inside prevention will add an extra barrier of defense of keeping pests out for good.

  • Spiders love humidity. Dehumidify your basement and wipe away all cobwebs.
  • Mice love food, store all of your dry goods shelves and sealed well. Keep pet food in metal or lock tight plastic containers.

  • All boxes that are stored in the basement, garage or attic are off the ground on metal shelves.
  • Install door sweeps to any door leading to the outside.
  • Do you have a chimney? Make sure the flu is cleared out and repair any loose mortar.
  • Check all of your pipes and any holes that lead to the outside for gaps. You can use expanding foam to create a tight barrier from pests.

Winterization and prevention are very important for your home. There may be times you will want a pest control professional. We have the equipment, and all of our treatments are safe and will not cause you, your family or pets any harm. You can count on Rid All Termite and Pest Solutions. Contact us immediately at 901-377-9915 or email us at tiffany@ridallbug.com.