Homeowner Tip – Winter Pest Control

The cold is setting in, so we wanted to share some winter pest control wisdom. Is pest control on your radar?

Pest control may not be something people think about in the winter. Even though bees, mosquitos and other flying pests may be gone, now that temperatures are cooling down – spiders, cockroaches and even mice may be active in your home. According to Pestworld.com, “rodents are known to carry diseases such as Salmonella and Hantavirus, certain spiders can bite, causing serious side effects, and cockroaches can be a trigger for asthma and allergies.” Some pests hide out in attics or crawl spaces, remaining dormant until warmer weather approaches.

Prior to treatment, it is best to have your home inspected for any insects or rodents that may be nesting in your home. You’ll want your attic and crawl spaces to be thoroughly examined to determine the degree of treatment your home needs. Instead of writing off pest control in the winter, use this time to be proactive for your spring and summer pest control needs.

Measures homeowners can take would be sealing any cracks on the exterior of your home, replace worn weather stripping, reduce clutter in your attic, garage or crawl space, as well as eliminate any moisture sites. Also, something to get in the habit of would be dusting your attic or other storage areas and attempting to make them less desirable to any pests.

Winter pest control can help keep your home safe and healthy during this time of year, which can be important if you plan on having several home gatherings with family and friends. If you suspect you may have a pest control issue this winter, give us a call and we will be happy to help you find someone to inspect and treat your home.


Ryan Reynolds Team, LLC : Unlimited Opportunities, Exceptional Experiences

ryanreynolds@kw.com

(614) 726-6971

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