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Preventing Pests From Entering Your Home During Winter

How to Prevent Pests Entering Your Home During Winter

Winter is well and truly on its way, and while your mind will be preoccupied with thoughts of Christmas and cosy nights in, it is important to think about how to protect your home from pests.

Just like us humans, pests do not always like the cold and will, therefore look for places that are warm and that will provide a good source of food.

Our pest control company in East Sussex, Terminate Pest Control, offer the following advice to homeowners who want to avoid infestations.

Mice and Rats

As a prime pest control company in Sussex, our team at Terminate Pest Control are inundated with calls from people who have mice and rats as houseguests over winter. Spiders are other common pests that take up home during winter, but they are generally not that much of a problem unless you become overrun with them.

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As the best pest control company, our East Sussex based team at Terminate Pest Control offer the following advice on keeping pests out of your home during winter:

  • Make sure all cracks in walls and doors are sealed—checks will need to be made both inside and outside the property
  • Be sure not to leave any food outside
  • Do not leave food or dirty plates of leftovers out overnight as ants and insects, as well as rodents, will be attracted to them
  • Make sure all bins are closed and that they are not overflowing
  • Store boxes (in your garage especially) on a raised surface so that cold rodents do not set up home underneath them
  • Declutter your home so that there are no inviting hiding places for rats and mice
  • Clear up any falling tree branches or shrubbery that fall after high winds—you do not want any way of rodents building a home for the winter
  • All firewood should be stored at least 20 feet away from your main house and you should keep it raised from the floor where possible
  • Look for signs of gnawing and chewing
  • Seal any holes or cracks around any pipework, especially in the kitchen
  • Fix metal crate to drains and air vents so they are covered
  • If you have pets make sure their food is kept out of easy reach of rodents and change cat litter trays regularly
  • Fit bristle brushes to the bottom of all exterior doors
  • Keep your house as clean as possible and mop regularly so that you can easily see any signs of footmarks or dirt tracks that rats will leave when they enter your home
  • At the first sign of a pest infestation you should call your local pest controllers as soon as possible

If you do have any trouble spots and have had rodents enter your home before consider installing cruelty-free traps to capture any rats or mice that enter your home.

Call A Professional

If you follow all of these steps and still find yourself with unwanted visitors, our pest control company in East Sussex, Terminate Pest Control, can come to your rescue. Contact a member of our team on 01273 358 565 today.

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