While it may be chilly, windy, rainy and altogether uncomfortable outside during Oregon’s winter months, it is actually the most advantageous time to make home improvements to protect yourself against pest infestations. It is the brisk winter atmosphere that influences the seasonal antipathy of many household pests, giving you plenty of time to prepare your home for their inevitable spring awakening.
Gaps and Entryways
Protect your home from agitating pests by sealing off any weak points in the foundation, crawlspaces, attics etc. Large gaps in doors, ill-fitted window and grates, and even loose bits of roof can all contribute to massive infestation, so resolve these before the warm weather invites rodents to exploit any feeble areas.
Your garden is calling you regardless, so as you anticipate spring by taking appropriate landscaping measures, keep in mind that all flower and garden beds should be at least 10 ft from your home.
Waste and Compost
Garbage areas should also be at least 10 ft from the home, with heavy lids that discourage rodent rummaging. By giving your garden and waste areas distance from your home’s structure you can dissuade pests from migrating from your compost and garbage to your house.
The best action to take when a pest control problem arises is to call Wildwoods Pest Control Services. Wildwoods has served Portland area communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your pest control issues.
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