With winter now upon us, pests are an increasingly common problem indoors. So it’s time to keep your eye out for the most common pests this winter, with the help of this handy list, and learn how to prevent them entering your home.
When the cooler weather hits, rodents such as mice and rats seek out the warmth of being indoors. Rodents contaminate food, spread diseases, and cause damage to your home, so must be taken seriously once spotted. Always disposing of your rubbish quickly, outside of your house, and sealing any holes that lead from outside your home, are the most effective ways of keeping mice out. You can also call your local pest control experts for their advice on rodent extermination and prevention.
These pests also tend to move indoors in the colder weather, and also carry germs and diseases. Once you notice a cockroach infestation, call a professional in immediately. They will assess your home, checking for points of entry and any areas that may have attracted them in the first place. Traps can then be set to catch them and eradicate the problem.
These may be the most common winter pest. They breed quickly, so one bed bug can become hundreds in a small space of time. If you experience bites, or see skin and eggs around your home, cleaning and vacuuming will help keep the number of bedbugs down, but it won’t solve the problem. It’s best to call in the experts when dealing with an infestation because bedbugs are particularly tricky to remove. The professional will know all the hiding places, and will be able to exterminate them completely.
Ants can colonise and take over your home very quickly. Big infestations will require outside expert help, but prevention is really simple. The best way to deter them from entering your home is to keep everything clean, and dispose of anything that might attract them to your property. All colonies will need to be destroyed to stop the problem from reoccurring.
If some of these annoying, cool weather pests have invaded your home for the winter, it’s time to call in the experts!