It’s Getting A Little Cooler… Don’t Let Pests Come Inside Your Gilbert Home!
October 31, 2021
Summer is winding down, the kids are back in school, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. The daily temperatures are slowly returning to a more comfortable level, and the last thing you’re thinking about is the possibility of unwanted house guests this winter. While you are enjoying the cooler days of fall, many outdoor pests are looking for a warmer place to dwell during the winter months. Mice and rats, as well as termites, ants, and spiders, are all searching for a place to hunker down when the temperatures drop, and you don’t want your Gilbert, Arizona home to become their safe haven.
Unwanted Pests And The Problems They Create In Your Gilbert Home
When these unwanted pests find their way into your home, they are sure to cause problems. Mice and rats are very destructive rodents who will make their way into your home through any means they can, including by chewing through the wood to gain access. These rodents will make nests out of anything they can find, chew through wires, and ruin your personal belongings with their urine and feces. Aside from the damage they can cause to your home, these rodents also carry potential diseases.
Spiders will gain access through the smallest of cracks or openings in your home. Many spiders bite and are poisonous to humans, so keeping them out of your home is best.
Termites and ants will also enter your home through small cracks and crevices. Termites can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home by chewing through the building structure. Ants are especially known to target electrical wires, creating a potential fire hazard as well as an expensive fix. Some ants are known to bite and can also carry disease.
Prevention Measures For Keeping Unwanted Pests From Invading Your Gilbert Home
- The best way to avoid having unwanted house guests during the winter months is to take some preventative measures.
- Inspect your home for cracks and openings where rodents/insects can come inside.
- Keep woodpiles and water sources well away from your home as these attract unwanted pests.
- Replace ripped screens immediately.
- Put a cover over outdoor vents whenever possible.
- Keep food and debris well away from the exterior of your home.
Once winter is upon us, it is important to stay diligent by maintaining a clean environment. Do not leave food or garbage lying around as it will attract rodents. Professionals can strategically set out traps if you suspect rodents may be in your home.
How All Clear Pest Control Can Prevent Winter Pest Damage In Your Gilbert Home
Do not wait for a problem to get too big before seeking help. If you hear scratching in your walls or suddenly see many spider webs in your basement, it may be time to contact the professionals. At All Clear Pest Control, our residential pest specialists are trained to inspect your home and help you rid it of any unwanted winter guests. Reach out today to learn more about the services we offer at All Clear Pest Control to keep your home and your family safe from pest invasion.