As winter approaches, there’s a decrease in mosquitoes, flies, and bees. We are grateful that the cold weather brings relief from these nuisance bugs. However, the lack of these bugs doesn’t equate to the elimination of all pests during winter. For example, plenty of rodents seek shelter indoors when cold weather arrives. If you need pest control in Towson for insects or rodents, Raven Termite & Pest Control can help.
Common Winter Pests and How to Prevent Them
Cockroaches, mice, raccoons, and spiders all seek shelter from the cold and your home is the perfect place for them. It’s important to take preventative measures to prevent an infestation. Mice and raccoons can carry Salmonella, spider bites may be extremely harmful, and for some people cockroaches trigger asthma and allergies.
There are steps to take to prevent rodents and insects from gaining entry to your home. First, seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home to prevent pests from coming inside. If you have loose mortar, replace it. Check the stripping around basement windows and foundation. Ants and mice can make their nest in woodpiles, so store firewood at least 20 feet from your home. Clean and organize any basement, garage and attic storage areas. Rodents love to hide in clutter. Always keep crawl spaces, attics, and basements dry and keep boxes off the floor. Moisture brings cockroaches, especially in bathrooms and kitchens, so fix leaking pipes or clogged drains. Finally, repair damaged screens in windows and install door sweeps.
Looking for Pest Control in Towson?
If you notice any pests in your home and you need pest control in Towson, discover Raven Termite and Pest Control. We are a full-service pest control company serving the Greater Baltimore and Washington D.C areas. Our pest control solutions are designed specifically to rid any home, office, apartment, or warehouse of unwanted pests. We offer wood treatments, same-day service, quarterly/annual termite inspections, and one-time, monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly pest agreements.
We have over 18 years of experience and we carry all of the appropriate licenses from the Maryland Department of Agriculture for pest control specialists. Our mission is to provide a reliable, environmentally friendly, and affordable pest control service to our customers. For more information or for a free estimate, click here!