Have you been wondering where the outdoor pests will be going once the cooler weather is settled in? Don’t be surprised if winterizing pests try to make their way into your home. As the temperature changes and shifts back and forth for us here in Texas, pests will seek out warmth and light. As a homeowner, it will be up to you to help discourage winterizing pests from making your home, their home.
Careful inspection for identifying and sealing open entry points and daily sanitation is key in avoiding many winterizing pests from settling into your home.
- Remove clutter to remove potential pest hiding and nesting sites.
- Vacuum daily to eliminate crumbs and other food sources. Some pests have been known to eat fallen skin cells as a protein source!
- Check for worn weather stripping or cracked/damaged door sweeps to keep entry points sealed.
- Check perimeter of home for shrubs and limbs touching the home and trim them back to keep pests from gaining access to attics, the second-floor levels or other areas of your home.
- Repair leaky pipes or clogged drains. Accumulated moisture attracts pests.
Be sure to check the outer perimeter well. Check the roofline for openings. Routine inspections and pest proofing will help keep unwanted pests out and reduce pest damage. Ask plenty of questions about treatment methods and applications and inquire about warranties. Comparing apples to apples when it comes to pest control professionals ensures quality service and getting the service that fits your pest control needs.
You should do more than just a quick “spray-and-go” treatment because some winterizing pests multiply quickly. Treating now is recommended. We treat cracks, crevices and other areas where pests hide and breed will keep them out longer.
If you have additional questions or to prevent winterizing pests from becoming major issues within your home, call or contact Bio-Tech Pest Control at 281-296-6022.