The Smart and Simple Guide to Pest Proofing Your Home This Winter

by Greg on May 26, 2016

Pest Control

Although it may not be much in comparison to our colder cousins across the globe, the Australian winter is finally upon us. While things may slow down for some animals during winter time, this is not the case for rodents and pests. In order to keep you and your family’s home safe and pest-free this winter, we’ve compiled a smart and simply guide to pest proofing your home.

  1. Seal it

When storing food items, make sure that you keep them in sealed containers or zip lock bags. This means that pests won’t be able to detect or get into your food supplies. It’s also key to seal the bags you are using to dispose of your trash. Nothing’s tastier to pests than free food or garbage. Don’t invite them over by leaving food or trash around!

  1. Screen it

If you’ve got any windows, chimneys or doors that are regularly kept open, make sure you screen them. Not only will this prevent flies and mosquitoes from entering your home in the warmer months, but it will prevent pests and insects from flying or crawling in during the colder months. That way, you’ll prevent pests from obtaining a free entry into your home!

  1. Throw it

Build ups of clutter and rubbish can attract an array of pests and rodents. Dispose of rubbish regularly, and do so in sealed bags. Make sure you take out the bins each garbage collection day, and try not to let rubbish build up.

  1. Clean it

Although Spring is the season that comes after Winter, it’s more important you do a thorough spring clean before the colder months. Make sure you clean all areas of the home, even the nooks and crannies that can be easy to miss. These areas are often where pests like to hide, as they can go undetected for long periods of time.

  1. Store it

Go through your clutter, and make sure all things are stored in plastic or metal containers. Cardboard boxes, although cheap and convenient, can in fact attracts rodents and other pests to your home. As well as this, cardboard boxes don’t provide protection, as they can be chewed through easily.

  1. Inspect it

It’s also a good idea to regularly inspect your home, inside and out. Check for unusual sights, sounds and smells, and make sure any entries or holes from the outside in are blocked up. If you do suspect a pest infestation upon one of these inspections, be sure to call the professionals, such as Albury’s pest control experts, to remedy the situation for you.

During winter there is a markedly increased threats from rodents. However, general pests still hang around. Termites keep munching, cockroaches keep on creeping and ants keep on crawling. Make sure that you are maximising you and your family’s safety and wellbeing by taking note of this smart and simple guide to to pest proofing your home this winter.

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