PEST-FREE WINTER HOME CHECKLIST

If you have ever had a pest problem you know the importance of staying up to date with your preventative measures. And if you have not had a pest problem in the past it may be because you have prepared. Winter is often mistaken as pest-free because insects, like mosquitoes and lady bugs, are no longer annoyances. However there are plenty of other insects and critters that are alive, well, and adapting all throughout the winter. As you may have read in previous posts there are many things you can do to keep your home pest-free throughout the winter. Below is a summary of all the ways to do so:

– Check the exterior of your home for openings and secure them (a common house mouse can squeeze through an opening as small as a dime!)
– Keep food sealed tight when not in use and keep your kitchen clean
– Also make sure to keep pet food and bird seed put away when not in use
– Inspect beds and furniture for bed bugs after having out of town guests (bed bugs are master hitchhikers!)
– Make sure windows and doors have tight seals (this will help with your heat bill also!)
– Inspect decorations when putting them out. Seal them properly when taking them down for the season
– Inspect boxes, grocery bags and other packaging thoroughly before bringing in your home
– Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry
– Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground

If there are any signs of a pest invading your home be sure to call Black Diamond before a few pests become a major infestation.
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