In winter, certain pests become desperate to infest your home. In Eagle Creek, where wildlife claims far more territory that residential neighborhoods, it can be difficult to dissuade wild animals from invading your property and causing damage.
Wildlife infestations can involve rodents like mice and rats, or larger animals like raccoons and even deer. The odd family of squirrels or possums could also cozy up to your crawlspaces, attics, or basements in an attempt to assuage the effects of an especially chilly winter. Keeping your home safe from these infestations involves a few preventative measures you can easily employ before the weather drops.
Move compost and garbage away from your home’s structure.
These areas offer not just the prospect of a snack for some animals, but could actually host pests as they make their way inside your home. Prevent any breaches by keeping these areas covered and away from the house.
Do away with yard debris.
Keeping a neat lawn, even in the depths of winter, is a crucial step in preventing smaller pests like mice and rats from taking cover in tall grasses before darting into your home. Leaving pests without a place to hide can help keep them from attempting an infestation.
Inspect your crawlspace for weak points, standing water or structural damage.
These flaws often start small but can quickly become major issues that invite pest infestations.
If you are experiencing issues with rats, mice, possums, raccoons, squirrels, or other rodent infestations, contact Wildwoods Pest Control today. We are proud to serve our Eagle Creek community with the finest, safest and most effective pest control services. Visit our About Us page to learn more about our processes and methods.