As the weather turns colder, some insects will die off or disappear. However, other pests and insects will make their way indoors as they seek warmth and food. Homeowners can prepare for the upcoming winter season by taking steps against insect and pest infestations. For anyone that already is seeing signs of a pest infestation, Raven Termite and Pest Control offers pest control in Aberdeen and throughout Harford County.
Steps to Keep Pests Out of Your Home in the Winter
Both mice and ants may crawl into firewood for shelter during the winter. Store all firewood a reasonable distance away from the house. This ensures pests and insects don’t gain access to your home through the wood. Before bringing firewood into the house, give it a quick shake and look over.
Pests and insects don’t need a lot of space to gain access to a home. In fact, mice can fit through a hole the size of a coin. And, once inside, a few mice can quickly spread to an infestation. Avoid this problem by sealing all of the openings around the home. Remember to check for gaps around the places where pipes enter the house.
Install screen vents for large openings to the home to prevents birds and rodents from gaining access. Attach screens to all windows and chimneys. Also, inspect all of the screens regularly. If any are cracked or broken, fix them as quickly as possible.
Both insects and rodents tend to hide in cluttered areas. Keeping a home clean and organized will ensure if there is a pest problem, the signs will be spotted right away.
If an invasion of rodents or insects has already occurred, the best solution is to call a professional pest control company. Professionals can evaluate how bad the infestation is, where the point of entry is, and provide full extermination promptly.
Raven Termite and Pest Control Provides Pest Control in Aberdeen
The experts at Raven Termite and Pest Control have over 18 years of experience providing quality pest control in Aberdeen and throughout Harford and Baltimore Counties. Call Raven Termite and Pest Control to eliminate infestations of pests like bed bugs, ants, termites, roaches, rodents, and more. Additionally, we can protect your home from wildlife pests such as squirrels, raccoons, birds, bats, and groundhogs. Fill out this form today for a free estimate.