Keeping your home free from insect infestations in the colder months may seem a bit easier as most insects become far less active as temperatures drop. Wildlife vermin, however, are increasingly likely to invade your home’s lesser-used sheltered areas like attics, basements, and crawlspaces to seek shelter from the frigid temperatures. Be aware of each of these common winter pests to ensure a winter free from harmful infestations.
Mice will exploit small openings found in foundations, gaps in ventilation and compromised grates to gain entry into your home’s quiet areas. Avoid their unwanted occupancy and inevitable extermination by sealing any weak points in your home’s exterior at the onset of cold winter weather.
Squirrels will gouge their own way into your attics through weak points in your awning, or gaps in smaller windows. Once established, it could take the better part of the year to extricate these rodents without the help of an exterminator. Ensure a squirrel-free attic by replacing soft or rotted wood before the worst of the winter weather arrives.
Bats, similar to squirrels, will find ways into your dark, unused attic spaces if all weak points are not sealed. Before winter plunges into freezing temps, take time to examine your attic space for gaps, rotting wood or flawed window frames.
If you are experiencing an infestation, contact Wildwoods Pest Control today. Our professionals can create prompt, effective solutions to all your pest control problems. Visit our Services page to learn more about how Wildwoods can keep your home pest free.
At Wildwoods Pest Control, we employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Wildwoods has served Portland area communities for several years and can create timely and effective extermination solutions for your pest control issue.
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