As we make it through the winter months and we see fewer insects and creepy crawlers, it’s easy to think that it’s too cold for pests to be a problem, but that isn’t the case. It is true that mosquitoes and bees aren’t much of a concern during this season, but it’s common for other pests to be seeking shelter during these cold months, like mice and rats, skunks, or squirrels.
To prevent these animals from cozying up into your home, we’ve put together a list of things you can do:
- Inspect the outside of your home. Mice can fit through holes as small as the size of a dime, so it is very important that you check for any openings there might be on the outside of your building. That’s the first line of defense to keep wildlife where it belongs, outside.
- If you keep firewood, make sure you store it at least 20 feet from your home, since that is an enticing place for mice to seek shelter.
- Rodents and cockroaches can hide in clutter, so keep your house and storage rooms well organized and as tidy as possible.
- Check that your door sweeps and window screens are in good condition and replace them if necessary.
Ultimately, even with these preventative measures in place, the harsh conditions of winter will drive rodents and other pests to try their hardest to gain access to your nice, warm home; so if they get past all your attempts to keep them out, and you need help with pest control in Houston, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll help you get rid of any current pests and make sure your house is well protected going forward.