Keep Winter Pests Out Of Your Home

Keep Winter Pests Out Of Your Home

Winter weather is here and there are plenty of winter pests you’ll want to keep out of your house. From bedbugs to spiders, these pests can invade your home if you’re not careful. To keep them out, here are some great tips for keeping winter pests out of your house.pexels-photo

  1. Make sure your roof and the ground around your house are debris-free. Winter pests love to get into wood piles, shrubbery, etc. and if this debris is too close to your house, they may find their way into your home.
  2. Another tip for keeping winter pests out of your home is to seal all of your windows. And make sure there are no gaps in the doors of your home for pests to come in through. Bugs and rodents are quite skilled at finding ways to get indoors.
  3. Don’t leave crumbs or leftovers sitting around the house. The kitchen can be a magnet to pests. Make sure to clean up after you eat or prepare meals. Rodents want to eat any food that they find to get them through the winter. So the less food you leave out, the less they’ll have to eat. This is important all year around.
  4. Visually inspect your home and verify that there are no nests that pests might have made in the spring and summer. The chimney is a place where many pests such as birds and mice can make their homes. Additionally, check the attic for signs that pests may be making your home theirs.

There you have some helpful tips for keeping winter pests out of your home. While none of these are foolproof, they will get you on your way to having a pest-free winter! If you have a pest problem that you can’t control yourself, call us at 615-220-1933 or click here to schedule an appointment!

4 Steps To Prevent Winter Pests In Smyrna, TN

4 Steps To Prevent Winter Pests

Winter has arrived. If you haven’t already, you need to get your home winterized against pests. Knowing exactly what to do can be confusing, so we created 4 Steps To Prevent Winter Pests.

Step 1: Check Your Roof (or hire a professional roofer to help you)

Walk around your house and look for fallen or low hanging branches. Any limbs that come from a tree and touch your home will provide a path inside. The types of animals that can use the branches or tree limbs are: ants, spiders, squirrels, raccoons, and other any other small rodents.

Step 2: Seal Any Cracks and Openings

Many insects, rodents, and other pests need just a small opening to get into your home. Look for cracks in your exterior. Check crawl space entry way and vents to make sure they are intact. Inspect windows for dried out caulking. Then, make necessary repairs. This will block the pests on the outside and possibly keep your electric bill down.

Step 3: Don’t Provide Food

We know it seems obvious… but don’t feed the pests. Clean up spills and crumbs immediately. Inspect your trash can for a tight sealing lid. Tie trash bags tightly and put in a secure refuse bin. Use cedar mulch around your home. Your home is not a restaurant.

Step 4: Get Rid Of Water Sources

A slow dripping faucet or HVAC unit provides life nourishing water to pests. And, termites are drawn to the leaking HVAC tube next to your home. Inspect or call a professional plumber/HVAC company to have any leaks inspected and repaired. Block off the water supply and let the bugs go next door.

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Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about fall pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

Keeping Pests Out Of Your Home This Winter

Keeping Pests Out of Your Home This Winter

Just like animals and humans, pests also prefer warm indoors than cold outdoors. A lot of people fail to understand that warm homes are a perfect breeding ground for many types of pests. The moment they get into the warm location, they can immediately multiply and create dangerous habitat into your home. This is one reason why you must keep pests out of your home this winter.

Keeping pests out of your home this winter season is very easy and simple. This is also provided that you know how to do it. Here are some of the things you should do:

Use of Plastic Containers

Always pack all of the edible items in clean plastic containers. Don’t use paper bags or cardboard boxes; these provide a comforting place for pests. These containers are very easy to penetrate and some bugs feed on the glue.

Dispose Of Your Garbage

Keeping all your garbage in a tight closing bin and frequently disposing of your refuse is an essential way to keep all of those pests out. It is also best if you could dump your garbage bags outside your home rather than just keeping them inside your kitchen.

Mesh Screens

You need to cover the openings like doors, chimneys, and vents with the fine and clean mesh screens. These will not just prevent pet infestation but will ensure you of your home to have the best ventilation it needs to reduce the chances of mold.

Fix Wall Cracks

Check if your house has wall holes or cracks that can become entrance points for different pests. It is also important to check some areas that surround not just the water pipes but even some fittings. These areas could attract different pests.

Clean The Cabinets

At least once a month, you must clean cabinets at home. These are the common places where pests for pests to live. You need to pay attention to your bathroom and kitchen cabinets. This includes corners of your home that are very warm and dark.

 

Call An Expert

Despite the effort and time spent just to keep the pests out of your home, you can double your protection with bi-monthly pest control services. Our technicians com out to your home every other month. This consistent treatment creates a barrier around your home. Here is a list of our 20 Point Inspection completed during our bi-monthly appointments.

These are some of the simple, yet effective, things you can do to keep pests out of your home this winter. Following these tips, you’re assured not to experience any pest issues at all!

Contact Us

Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about fall pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

Here is an article on 5 Winter Pests.

 

 

Will Snow Keep Pests Out?

snow-winter-christmas-deer-largeDoes Snow Keep Pests Out?

This is a question we get asked about every 2 to 3 years here in Middle Tennessee. This year is the year of snow! Families all over are rejoicing in snow days, sledding and snow ball fights. But what happens to pests during this cold and snow storm? Will they come into your home for warmth and food? Don’t worry too much, bugs are resilient and can survive many seasonal temperature changes. Whether it’s zero degrees Fahrenheit or one 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Snow and Bees-

So will snow keep pests out? No. Snow alone does not keep pests out. But it will make them stick together or burrow in to avoid the extreme temps. Honey bees will stick together in their hive; buzzing to generate more heat. Bumble bees will hibernate in a tree, log or rock. Wasps often burrow in to make an adequate nests. As long as your home is properly sealed, they should not burrow into your walls for a Winter home.

Snow and Ticks-

It may seem unlikely but snow can make ticks more active (as long as their is some humidity). Yes, we said more active. The flip side is that we humans are less active in the Winter. If there are unseasonably long cold Winters with lots of unusually high inches of snow, it may reduce the number of ticks. But, for the most part they are just fine. Vets recommend treating your yard and pets for ticks during this time when their strength and eggs are down.

How Can Absolute Pest Control Help-

We recommend our customer’s sign up for our regular treatment packages. We have multiple options available HERE. If you have the Platinum package, we will come back to treat your home for most infestations until they are gone. Snow should keep pests out, but if they are bothering you, we have our 100% money back guarantee on our treatments.

 

Call us for any problems or issues that may arise!

615-220-1933

Will snow keep pests out? Our answer is no.

Tips for Keeping Winter Pests out of Your Home

Winter will soon be here, and there are plenty of winter pests you’ll want to keep out of your house. From mice to bedbugs to spiders, these pests can invade your home if you’re not careful. If you want to keep them away, here are some great tips for keeping winter pests out of your home.pexels-photo

  1. Make sure your roof and the ground around your house are debris-free. Pests love to get into wood and plants and if this debris is too close to your house, they can find their way in and annoy you.
  2. Another great tip for keeping winter pests out of your home is to seal all of your windows and make sure there are no gaps in your home for pests to come in through. Bugs and rodents are resilient in finding ways to get indoors, so make sure you leave them as little space as possible.
  3. Don’t leave food sitting around the house. Especially in the kitchen. Make sure to clean up after you eat or prepare meals. Rodents especially want to eat any food that they see to get them through the winter, so the less food you leave out, the less they’ll have to eat. This is not only especially important during the winter months, but summer as well.
  4. Check to see that there are no nests that pests might have made in the spring and summer. Your chimney is a place where many pests such as birds and mice can make their homes. You should also check the attic for signs that pests may be making your home theirs.

There you have some helpful tips for keeping winter pests out of your home. While none of these are foolproof, they will get you on your way to having a pest-free winter! If you have a pest problem that you can’t control yourself, call us at 615-220-1933 or click here to schedule an appointment!

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