As the weather gets colder, creepy crawlers, critters, and other pests make their way into warmer spots. Often, this includes the comfort of your home. Recently, Redfin published an article detailing Winter Pest Control Tips that includes some of our own advice about keeping your home pest-free. You can read this full article here, and view some choice excerpts below:
“Winter is here! That means more time spent inside away from chilly temperatures and drab weather outside. Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only ones that like to snuggle up and get out of the cold. Mice, cockroaches, spiders, and other critters could be lurking in the nooks and crannies of your home as you read this! Fortunately, we’ve gathered pest control experts from around the country to help you keep your home critter-free during colder months.”
“Eric Clapper, Tri-X Pest Management: Spaces, Gaps, and Holes – Oh My! A gap the size of an adult pinky finger (1/4 inch) is large enough for mice to fit through. If it’s as big as an adult thumb (1/2 inch), a rat can squeeze in! And if you think that’s crazy, how about the fact that if your credit card can fit under, so can a scorpion! It’s a great time to check and fix or replace worn-out weather stripping around all windows and doors. Also, check for any other gaps or holes around that can be an easy entry access for pests to invade your home.”
Be sure to check out the full article on Redfin!