As the temperature gets colder, insects such as ants, beetles, cockroaches and stink bugs tend to invade homes to seek food and warmth. Although many homes report various pest infestations during summer, they are unaware that their homes stays susceptible to pest infestation even during winter.
To stay on top of these fall crawlers homes need the help of professional pest experts to entirely eradicate them. But here are things that you should also do as a homeowner to help mitigate the problem:
- Seal Your Home - To prevent these fall insects from sneaking into your home, seal off holes and cracks in doors and windows, close any exterior crevices, seal up bathroom and kitchen fixtures, even the smallest holes allow these insects to creep in in order to access water.
- Clean Up - Keep floors and counters clean. Store food properly inside the fridge or insect-resistant canisters.
- Store Firewood Away From Your House - This will prevent wood-boring crawlers from invading your home.
- Dispose Spoiled Food Products Immediately and Properly - Be sure your recycle bin is regularly emptied. This will prevent attracting ants and flies.
For assistance in preventing insects, mice and other crawlers from invading your home this winter, contact EHS Pest to safely get rid of them.