Protecting Your Home From Unwanted Guest

In our previous post we talked about unwanted winter guest, so now that you’re aware that you might not be alone, it’s only fair to share some preventative measures. After all, rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes every winter in the U.S. with Americans spending more than $4 billion a year to get rid of them. At Protect All Pest Control, we believe in preventative measures.

What can you do to protect your home?

  • Easily enough, installing door sweeps on exterior doors and repairing damaged screens is a simple way to stop extras from coming Screen doorinside.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys. Between bugs, bats and even birds, it’s smart to keep your chimney clean, screen and not
    available for entrance.
  • Be sure to seal cracks and crevices on the outside of your home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter.
  • Store food and leftovers in airtight containers and take out your trash regularly. Do your best not to allow your garbage bin to over flow. Leaving the lid open is like an open invitation for pests of all kinds.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows. This will also help lower your power bill. Win – win!
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains. If your garbage is food, so is your clogged drain.
  • As stated in the previous blog post, store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house. Also keep in mind to keep your shrubbery well-trimmed, including trees. Branches can provide a perfect walkway in to leaky windows or unscreened chimney.

Many of these steps have multiple benefits in addition to helping prevent unwanted guests. Should you feel a bumper in the night that doesn’t sound like Casper the friendly ghost, give the professionals at Protect All Pest Control a call. Check out our list of services and affordable pricing for more information.

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