How to Control Common Fall and Winter Pests

How to Control Common Fall and Winter Pests

As the cooler temperatures of fall and winter approach, common pests will begin trying to invade your home for warmth and food. Just like you protect your home in the summer from unwanted pests, now is the time to take control and make sure those fall and winter pests stay out! 

Common fall and winter pests

Common pests include:

  • Squirrels
  • Racoons
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Roaches
  • Spiders

Evidence of these pests are going to come as droppings, footprints, trail tracks, or gnawing. If you spot any of this evidence, that means it’s time to call in the pros to help take care of the problem.

If you haven’t spotted any evidence of these pests, you want to keep it that way — which may require some work now to keep your home safe.

How to control these pests

For the smaller pests like spiders and roaches, eliminate the clutter in your home. Get rid of any food, crumbs, water leaks, etc. Keep a clean house, and keep food stored in sealed containers.

The larger pests are more difficult. You want to keep trees trimmed away from your roof to cut off any direct access. For raccoons, eliminate any food sources outside that may attract them. Keep an eye out for any cracks, gaps, or holes around your home and correct them as soon as you can.

Ultimately, ongoing pest control treatments are going to be the best way to protect your home. Ready to get started? Give us a call and we’ll find the right treatment for you.