Winter weather might signal the end of flying pest problems, but ‘tis the season for insect intruders and party-crashing critters to enter your home, seeking shelter from the cold.
But don’t worry—with the right outdoor pest control practices, and a modest investment in barrier treatments, you can enjoy a pest-free home for the holidays.
Read on to learn a few tips to keep unwanted winter pests out of the home, courtesy of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or call 1-888-248-2284 to speak directly with an outdoor pest control specialist in Owings, MD.
Outdoor Pest Control Near Me: Make Your Home Winter-Ready
- Seal cracks and homes on the outside of your home to prevent rodents from getting inside. “A mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime,” states the NPMA. “Be sure to check areas where utilities and pipes enter the home.”
You can use caulking to seal small gaps and fine mesh wire to cover large openings, although simple obstruction using whatever you have on-hand can work in a pinch.
At your request, a Mosquito Sheriff technician can handle this important task for you. Our technicians know exactly where to look, we’ve got the right tools and techniques, and we can assess the viability of potential entry points at-a-glance, potentially saving you a lot of wasted time, effort, and sealant.
- Practice pest-safe firewood storage. “Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home,” states the NPMA. “Mice and ants can make their nests in wood piles and easily gain access to your home if the pile is nearby.”
If you want extra peace of mind, or your only viable storage spot is within 20 feet of your home, give our outdoor pest control team a call. We can provide you with a single or scheduled spray service around your firewood, and we’ll also look for opportunities for biological, cultural, and mechanical/physical controls, as well. Best of all, because our spray solution is 100% non-toxic and made from natural ingredients, you never have to worry about burning firewood “contaminated” with pesticides in the home.
- Eliminate all moisture sites in or around the home. “Extra attention should be paid to kitchens and bathrooms as these areas are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestation during winter,” states the NPMA.
Our outdoor pest control team will help you locate and eliminate problematic moisture sites, and, if any pest activity is detected, we will treat the area without any risk of contaminating your water sources.
- Put pest barriers in place. For best results, both physical and chemical barriers should be used. “Screen vents to chimneys,” states the NPMA. “Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens in windows, too.”
Once you’ve sealed up obvious points of entry, we will bolster these physical barriers by creating a pesticide perimeter to stop unwanted intruders from entering your home and foundation. Our proprietary pesticide solution is 100% non-toxic and all-natural, but its effectiveness is guaranteed—if you’re not satisfied with your barrier treatment within 21 days of the application, we’ll return to your property and provide a complimentary re-treat, Sheriff’s Honour!
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NPMA. (2021). The Keys to Winter Pest-Proofing. National Pest Management Association.