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Pesky Winter Pests: When to Start Preparing

As the weather changes, so do the type of pests that invade your home. This could be due to the inviting warmth of your home or just their natural tendency to roam. Either way, you may find more of or a bigger variety of pests as the colder weather greets us. Here are some tips on when you should begin preparing your home for winter pests.

Types of Winter Pests

Some common pests that you may find in your house during the colder months are: 

  • Squirrels 
  • Birds 
  • Cockroaches 
  • Fleas 
  • Rats 
  • Spiders 
  • And more 

To prevent an infestation of these animals in your living space, it is a good idea to prepare your home in advance.

When You Should Start Preparing For Winter Pests

A good time to begin preparations for these pests would be the end of summer, or when you notice that the weather starts to cool down. We suggest this because it gives you enough time before the weather gets too cold, but it’s also not too far in advance. If you begin your preparations too early, all the hard work that you have put into your house may undo itself.

Tips to Prepare for Winter Pests

Ways to prepare your home for unwanted pests in colder weather are as follows:

Remove Clutter 

Ensure that there are no objects that pests can hide under. A deep cleaning would help keep them away as well. 

Put Away Food

Food is a big attraction for many pests, especially roaches. Put your food in designated areas and clean up any spills or crumbs. 

Clean Gutters

Pests can accumulate in the area surrounding your gutters because of moisture. Clean them out to ensure there is no breeding ground for unwanted creatures. 

Inspect the Outside of Your Home

Look for pests such as termites to catch them ahead of time. 

Like we said, a good time to begin your preparations is at the end of summer or as the temperature drops. If you do your preparation too early, you may find that clutter accumulates again, allowing pests to hide under items in your home. You may also find that you made more crumbs or spills since your first attempt to put away food. The gutters that you wanted to keep dry might accumulate more moisture because of rain and morning dew. Lastly, termites may have made a home since you last checked for them. 

Sorenson Pest Control in Gridley has answers to all of your questions and solutions to all of your problems. Contact us here if you need assistance with any of your preparations!

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