While many people are beginning to look towards spring, there are still a couple of mild weeks of winter left. When it comes to pest control and the winter, there are a few essential steps that must be taken to ensure your home is properly protected from rodents and insects that will attempt to gain access into your home. Many people believe that winter time does not require the service of pest control, and unfortunately many homeowners find out the hard way that this is simply not true.
Winter is Prime Time for Mice to Invade and Nest in your Home
When the temperatures outside drop, mice and other rodents will begin to search for refuge and your home is a major target for a new nest. Mice are small and have the ability to squeeze through a hole that is as tiny as a dime. Mice that are in search of warmth, food and shelter will find a way to gain access into your home if you do not take the appropriate steps to keep the mice away. Mice can do a great deal of damage to your home, chewing through drywall and electrical wiring. This can cost you a large amount of money in repair costs. Not only do mice make a mess, but they can be a danger to the health of you and your family. Mice carry harmful bacteria that can be spread directly to humans through contact. Do not allow mice to get into your home, contact Dave’s Pest Control to take the proper steps to keep mice out of your residence.
Treat Your Home for Ants in the Winter
Many ant infestations occur during the warmer months of the year, so homeowners generally believe that the warm months are when they arrive. Most ants will come into your home in the early spring, searching for a reliable food source and dependable shelter. Ants can easily infest your home because they travel in extremely large numbers. Ants leave an invisible scented trail that leads from food to nest, making it easy for newcomers to survive and find their way to the thriving nest that has become established within the walls of your home. Dave’s Pest Control will treat your home in the winter for ants, so when spring arrives, the ants do not arrive with it.