Although pests are a problem all year, we are getting to the time of year when most pests tend to hibernate or die off. Mosquitoes have laid eggs for the winter and passed away. Bees have hibernated. Ants have hibernated. Although some pests like rodents are active in winter, most other pests are mostly gone.
Yet, even though you have this break from pests, it’s still a good idea to start preparing for next year. That’s because all of these pests will come back once the weather warms up again, but if you correctly prepare for preventing pests in the new year, you’ll be able to decrease the number of pests you endure in 2016.
Tips for Creating Fewer Pests in 2016
- Consider One Last Pest Control Treatment – If you’re not already a part of our Green Band Protection System, you should consider it. One last pest control treatment can kill off any pests that may still be hiding in your home, protect you from any pests that may hide in your home over winter, and possibly eliminate any hiding spots that pests have in your yard. Remember, a lot of pests and their eggs are still somewhere on your property. One last pest control treatment for the year can be a big help.
- Keep Your Home Dry and Protected – Snow, rain, and cold can all cause a lot of damage to your home, as well as cause moisture to invade your home and walls. The damage done now can affect you when the weather warms. That’s why you should monitor your home for wet spots, dry up what you can, reduce areas of snow buildup, and even add extra protection to your walls if you have an older home.
- Clear Clutter Inside and Out – You should also consider relieving your home of clutter, both inside and outside of your home. Outside, clutter in your sheds, wood piled up around your home, and old tarps and more can all be home to some very problematic pests. Inside of your home, clutter represents hiding spots for pests both now and in the future. Consider getting rid of some of the excess clutter you have around your home and there should be less pests next year.
- Stay Safe When Travelling – Finally, remember that not all pests have seasons. Some, like bed bugs, are around all year, and since winter is a prime month for hotels and travel, remember how important it is to stay safe when you travel. Not all pests prevention can come from what you do around your home. Some comes from what you do when you’re outside of it.
A Pest Free New Year
Green Pest Solutions has a quarterly pest control service that is very effective at preventing pests from affecting your home all year. We provide solutions that are designed to last, and can help you keep your home pest free. If you live in Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New Jersey, call us today to find out more.
But even if you plan to stay free of pests yourself, remember that pest control is a year round activity. The more you do all throughout the year, even when there are no pests, the more likely you will be able to stay safe from their bites and stings.
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