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Cooler Weather = Indoor Pests

Updated: Nov 19

It's getting cold outside, and critters are just like us; they want to be warm. Due to cooler temperatures, they're heading into warm homes and hiding out where they can. Bugs and pests are known to head indoors too.


Below are a few tips on how you can pest proof your home:


1. Screen attic vents and openings to chimneys

2. Eliminate moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains

3. Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of the home using caulk and steel wool. Pay close attention where utility pipes enter the structure

4. Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles

5. Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows

6. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house; keep shrubbery well-trimmed

7. Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens

8. Inspect items such as boxes of decorations and grocery bags before bringing them indoors

9. Properly take care of holiday decorations before they are set up and before they are stored or discarded


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