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Everything You Need To Know About Winter Pest Control

As the weather cools, many pests become less active, but that doesn’t mean that they have completely disappeared. In fact, as food and water becomes harder to find, many rodents and pests will look for shelter in homes and buildings. Now is the time to start protecting your home so that you don’t have to deal with winter pest control problems. Here are some simple steps you can take.

Seal Gaps

Hopefully, you have already sealed off gaps around doors and windows, but homeowners often forget about the gaps that can occur at points where pipes enter the house. Even the tiniest gaps can provide enough room for pests to enter so be sure to insulate and seal all of your pipes. 

Install Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping around doors and windows can provide a protective barrier and help make your home more energy efficient. 

Reduce Indoor Moisture

Pests will be searching for water, so it is important to keep your home dry. This can mean everything from fixing leaky pipes to controlling the humidity. As you prepare your home, don’t forget about attics and crawl spaces. 

Check Your Gutters

Be sure to clean your gutters so that they are free of leaves and debris. Next, inspect this area to make sure there isn’t any damage or holes that would provide pests with an easy entrance.

Inspect the Foundation

Another area where pests are commonly able to enter is around the foundation where mortar may have become loose or basement windows aren’t properly sealed. Be sure to take care of these problem areas.

Clean Hard to Reach Areas

Most of us don’t regularly clean behind the fridge or in the far corners of cabinets, but as you prepare for winter, it is a good idea to give these hard to reach areas a good cleaning. Remove any dust, crumbs, and webs that may have accumulated. 

Call the Professionals

If you really want to thoroughly prepare your home for winter pest control, call the experts at Capital Pest. A technician will be able to inspect your home, make recommendations, and ensure that your home will remain pest free. 

Capital Pest is proud to be a family-owned and operated pest control company serving Raleigh, NC and its surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Clayton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, etc). Contact us for our pest control services today!