How Keeping Your Home Pest-Free in 2019 is a Resolution You Can Keep

12/24/2018


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As the new year draws ever closer, many people begin thinking about a New Year’s resolution. Whether it is to better yourself or your home, it might be difficult to keep up with all the things you wish to accomplish, heading into 2019. Out of all the resolutions you may wish to tackle, keeping your home free of pests is one resolution you can keep. Pests getting into homes is a major problem in winter due to the fact that pests such as mice, rats, cockroaches, and several other wildlife creatures are seeking shelter from the cooler weather. Warmth is a big reason why many pests break into homes, and if one pest is able to get in, many others are sure to follow.

Rodents are one of the biggest threats to homes in the winter because of their tendency to chew holes through furniture, piping, and wooden structures. Rodents, such as mice and rats, chew to wear down their constantly growing teeth, and the damage they cause to homes can often be extensive. However, rodents chewing through wiring or furniture is not the only thing you’ll have to worry about if your home has been invaded. The holes that mice and rats leave behind have the potential to lead to even more pest infestations. Insects can use any gap or hole they can find to invade your home, and the holes that rodents create are pathways for insects such as filthy cockroaches to move right inside.

Unfortunately, cockroaches and rodents are not the only pests that get inside when the temperatures start dropping. Pests like ladybugs, squirrels, raccoons, and other wildlife creatures are all looking for a warm place to stay for the winter, and your home may seem like the perfect place for them to settle. The good news is that there are several things you can do to make your home less appealing, and to limit how many pests get inside.

  • Inspecting boxes and bags you bring into your home is a great way to avoid bringing pests like cockroaches inside.
  • Bringing pet food inside and storing it in sealed containers reduces food sources for pests.
    Keeping your home moisture free deters some pests like termites and cockroaches.
  • Trimming trees and bushes away from the exterior of your home means fewer hiding places for potential pest invaders.
  • Storing all food in airtight containers eliminates sources of food for mice, rats, and several other pests.
  • Keeping trash bins covered means fewer reasons for pests to invade.
  • Freeing your home of clutter and debris removes hiding places for pests.
  • Sealing cracks or gaps in air vents, foundations, exterior walls, doors, and windows reduces the areas where pests can get in.

No homeowner wants to move into 2019 with a pest problem on their hands. That’s why many people are turning to Schendel Pest Services to help keep pests out this year. Here at Schendel, we offer the best possible pest services for all properties. Our Premium Care program includes both a detailed inspection of your home for any pest intruder and a treatment plan to deal with your specific pest problem. Schendel Pest Services is your best bet as we head into 2019. With our residential pest control programs, you won’t ever have to worry about pests ruining your new year ever again.




 

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