Winter is often the time to stay at home and enjoy the warmth of your home while relaxing or even getting a few jobs done around your home. Unfortunately, it is also the time when you are likely to find pests visiting you.
Pests are attracted to your home in the winter because it is warm and there is likely to be food and water present. That makes it the perfect sport for them to survive the winter. Of course, many pests carry diseases such as dysentery, making them even less desirable in your home. That’s why you need to be able to spot the most common signs that you have a pest problem.
If you see any of the following signs of pests you should contact commercial pest control and let them deal with eliminating the issue. They have the tools and experience to quickly and effectively deal with any pest issue. They can even help you prevent pests from getting in again.
Rodents tend to pass stools as they run around. They are doing this constantly. That means you are almost certain to see the droppings somewhere.
Mice and rats tend to run near the walls, this is where you are most likely to notice their droppings. However, they are also excellent climbers and will check out your countertop. If you see rodent droppings on your side you’ll need to clear them away and disinfect the side as well as wash your hands thoroughly.
Rodent droppings are not generally noticeable as a bad smell. But, cockroaches do emit a smell that you should be able to notice. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to place the smell but you’ll notice it. Of course, these creatures make a noise as they scuttle around, meaning you are more likely to see them before you smell them.
Your home is full of places where pests can hide and build nests. Areas such as lofts, under the floors, and even outbuildings are often left untouched throughout winter. This allows pests to start creating the nest they need to flourish in the summer.
The most likely clue that this is happening is strange sounds in your home. These may be scuttling noises or even the pitter-patter of tiny feet. You’ll need to keep the house quiet to listen but it is worth it. Once you have identified where the pests are, the experts can take care of them for you.
Don’t forget, even wasps can be found in your home in winter as this is when they start building their nests for the following year.
Consider Access Points
It is much easier and nicer to prevent the pests from getting in instead of dealing with and eliminating them. The easiest way to prevent pests from getting into your home is to check the access points. Specifically, you will want to check for gaps around windows and doors. When you find one, block it up and deny the pest entry, or exit.