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Winter is a time where you are more inclined to stay indoors to keep warm and work on indoor projects. But with winter's cold outside it can drive pests into your home as they try to find a warm place to live. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for winter with clean-up and cleaning-out of common places pests can gather.
Treat for Pests
When the days begin to turn cold, pests outside look for a place to shelter for the winter, which can include the inside of your home. Bugs, spiders, and mice can look for a small opening into your home where they will enter to settle in. They are attracted to the warmth and when they find a food source inside, they won't want to leave.
Call a pest control professional to treat the outside of your home including your home's door frames, window frames, and under the eaves of your roof. By doing this, it will kill any insects and mice that may come into contact with the poison on their way into your home. This also kills any pests that are currently residing in these spaces.
If you have a wood pile in your yard to supply your fireplace during winter, make sure the pest control professional sprays this area thoroughly. A woodpile makes the perfect environment for black widows, mice, and other problem pests that you can inadvertently carry inside with some wood.
Another good idea is to seal your home to prevent mice. With the help of your pest control professional you can look for any small gaps and cracks around your home's exterior door frames and window openings where a mouse can enter. Seal these up with caulk or a wire mesh material to keep the mice out. Mice only need an opening the size of a dime to enter into your home, so don't overlook the smallest opening.
Clean Out Your Chimney
A chimney can make your home comfortable and cozy but can also be a comfortable place for birds to live. Before you use your chimney for the winter, you should have it cleaned to remove soot and creosote build-up, which can cause health dangers to you and your family when you use your fireplace.
Your chimney professional can also inspect its interior for any birds or other pests to remove them or recommend a professional to complete this. Keep in mind you can have a mesh barrier installed on top of your chimney's opening to prevent further pests from making your chimney their new home.