How to Keep Your House Pest-Free All Winter Long in Vancouver?
Like every season have its own joys and problems, winter comes with its own set of pests that can make your life difficult. While some of these pests are merely a nuisance, others can pose serious health risks to you and your family.
During icing season, removing the ice isn’t eh only chore on your to-do list. You also have to worry about pests making their way into your home in search of food and warmth.
And if you fail to do so, Pesticon is here to help.
In this article, we will take you through the steps you need to take to keep your house pest-free all winter.
Keep Your House Clean
Clean up your spills and crumbs as soon as possible.
Pests are attracted to food and water, so keeping your house clean makes it less likely that they’ll want to stick around. Clean up all your spills as soon as they happen, and sweep or vacuum up any crumbs regularly.
Vacuum regularly and pay special attention to cracks and crevices.
Pests can sneak into your home through the smallest of cracks and crevices. To help keep them out, vacuum regularly, paying special attention to these areas.
Wipe down kitchen counters and appliances after each use.
Kitchen counters and appliances are common places for pests to gather. To help keep them at bay, wipe down these surfaces after each use.
Dispose of food waste in a sealed container.
Food waste is another major attractant for pests. To help keep them away, dispose of your food waste in a sealed container.
Keep garbage cans clean and covered at all times.
Garbage cans are another common attractant for pests. To help keep them away, ensure your garbage cans are clean and covered.
Inspect any incoming packages for pests before bringing them inside your home.
If you’re ordering packages from outside your home, inspect them for pests before bringing them inside.
Keep Moisture At Bay
- Inspect your home for any leaks and fix them immediately
- Make sure all of your windows and doors are properly sealed
- Install insulation in the attic and basement
- Use a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels under control
- Repair any water damage as soon as possible
- Clean up any spills or leaks right away
Pests are attracted to moisture, so by keeping your home free of it, you can help keep them away. Inspect your home for any leaks and fix them immediately. Make sure all of your windows and doors are properly sealed.
Store Dry Wood Away From Home
Storing dry wood away from home is actually very clever for two reasons:
- You don’t want mice or rodents building nests in your woodpile and finding their way into your home.
- If you have a fire in your fireplace, you want the wood to be dry, so it burns well.
So, while it might be tempting to store your wood up against the house, it’s better to store it a few feet away.
If all your actions fail, it might be time to call in the professionals.
Pesticon pest control company is always here to help. We offer a wide range of pest control services to help keep your home pest-free all winter in Vancouver. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.