- Posted by Lance
- On March 16, 2015
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How to deal with winter pests
As the winter season comes to a close, animals move in and out of migration. The fact of the matter is that pests invade homes and other properties year-round. During the end of the winter season, specifically, it is helpful to know how to deal with the various types of Winter pests such as raccoons, rats, mice, cockroaches, and spiders.
Raccoons are clever creatures that are built with the necessary skills and equipment to maneuver up and down attic spaces and chimneys. If a raccoon senses any type of invitation such as an open trash bin, ventilation system, or doorway, then they most likely will skip the RSVP and stop in for an unannounced visit. Homeowners typically install protective covers over their chimney tops to prevent visitors from intruding. You can also lock away outdoor trash bins or place animal-proof lids on top of them.
Mice have the capability of entering and crawling through attics, windows, garages, and other spaces that are good entry points to warm air and shelter. By maintaining your floor and storage spaces with regular cleanup from clutter, you are decreasing the likelihood of finding a mouse inside your home or property. It is also important to be observant and regularly inspect the area for small bite marks, droppings, and small food particles in odd places. You will always be one step ahead of any potential mouse invasion by evaluating your perimeter for evidence that could lead to new visitors.
Two of the most common and unfavorable insects are the cockroach and spider species. They are also the most subtle animals in regard to entrance and presence. Often referred as the “hitchhiker” species, cockroaches travel in and out of homes and buildings by a simple means of grocery bag and box transportation. On another count, spiders seek their living spaces within window moldings, and they can easily jump from shoe to shoe with your closet for traveling purposes. It is essential for you, as a home or business owner, to clean close quarters and floors, while also vacuuming on a weekly basis. These insect species are sneaky, but if you pay close attention to your cleaning habits, then you should have no problem keeping them away during any of the winter months.
The final days of weather mean these animals will eventually start looking for new homes and climates to enter. As long as you monitor and keep a close eye on items throughout your property space, then you are less likely to have an encounter with a unique wildlife species. For more information regarding winter pests, contact Critter Control of the Triangle today at (919) 382-0651.