No matter the time of year, some insects and rodents never follow a seasonal schedule. These types of pests seem always active thanks to the shelter provided by your warm and comfortable home. This fact makes an exterior pest control program essential in preventing unwanted visitors like mosquitos or ants from coming into your home. Read on to learn some tips and important facts about how exterior treatment options will prevent year-round nuisances from invading your home.
Cold Weather Doesn’t Slow Them Down
While some insects might hibernate or go south for the winter, others will search for warmer shelter instead. Some species of roaches, ants, flies, and even spiders tend to do this during the colder parts of the year. A great way to prevent these unwelcome house guests from visiting is to close off all their access points.
A few access points to treat are:
- Holes on the outside of your home
- Deteriorated weather stripping around your windows and doors
- Large ricks of firewood against your exterior walls
You should treat these areas by using caulk to seal up any cracks or holes you find on the outside of your home and be sure to replace weather stripping that is falling apart. Additionally, you should try to keep large stacks of firewood or even piles of mulch a few feet or more from your home’s outer walls.
Stop Rodent Nesting
Small animals like mice and bats are always looking for a comfortable attic or crawl spaces to call home. Much like some types of unwanted insects, they don’t have a specific calendar they follow. They want a warm, secure place away from the elements. Because of this, you should keep your home’s roof, walls, and foundation maintained by fixing any holes they might enter though.
Also, many rodents are small enough to get via the tiny spaces around water pipes coming into our home. You would be surprised how easily they can squish through those small openings, so be sure to regularly check these areas.
Exterior and Foundation Pest Control Treatment
Ultimately, if you want to maintain a rodent free exterior, you should call in a professional pest control company that can regularly service these trouble spots for you. Their perimeter and foundation treatment options can create a barrier around your home, stopping pests from moving in throughout the year.
Technicians will apply an insecticide, as well as treat your home’s foundation and surrounding ground area. This is a successful prevention method because while these nuisances will still try to enter your home, they won’t survive exposure to the chemicals.
Make an Appointment Today
Start preparing your home to stop unwelcome rodents, spiders, and insects by calling My Personal Exterminator for your experienced exterior treatment needs. We are always available to help you create a successful pest prevention plan. Contact our team of professionals at (347) 305-8524, or online here.