Winter Household Pest Prevention Tips

As the cold weather starts to get closer, household pests will begin the process of looking for warm places to wait out the winter. If your home offers a convenient place to spend the cold, dark days of winter, then those pests will move right on in. Every homeowner should have a checklist of things that can be done to help prevent pests from moving in and spending the winter. As pest control professionals, it is our job to educate our customers on best practices regarding prevention of household pests. Share these tips with your customers to help them keep their homes pest free this winter. Protect Your FoodHousehold pests are drawn to warmth and food. If you offer a ready source of either, then you can expect to hear scratching noises in the walls all winter long. To eliminate the lure of food, make sure that your garbage can lids are secure every day. Instead of over-stuffing a garbage can and setting the lid on top of the exposed garbage, go out and buy a new can. Inside the house, you need to try to eliminate the scent and availability of staple foods to prevent insects and larger pests from being attracted. Put all of your perishable food in plastic storage containers that can be sealed. The sealed containers will douse the scent and the plastic protection will prevent rodents and bugs from getting into your grains and baking supplies. Seal the HouseIt doesn’t take much space for a pest to find its way into your household. Rodents can get into your home through a hole the size...