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5 Tips For Winterizing Your Home Against Pests

With winter almost officially here, there’s never been a better time to winterize your home. This can help prevent pests from trying to wiggle their way inside where it’s warm and cozy and help you save money on utilities this season! Our team here at Best Home & Property Service is here to tell you five tips for winterizing your home and preventing pests! 

Seal Off Cracks + Drafts

Check all your doors, windows, chimneys, pipes, etc., and look/feel for any openings or drafts that could be present. This will help keep the warm air in and the cold air and pests out! Weatherstripping or caulk can usually take care of the problem areas.

Repair Any Leaks

Water is the biggest attraction when it comes to pests looking for a cozy place to call home this winter. If you notice any leaks or standing water in or around your home, it’s best to have those places repaired and dry to help eliminate potential pest problems. Be sure to check your roof for any standing water to help reduce the risk of roof problems on top of a pest problem! 

Eliminate Debris

When you have extra debris around your home, it makes for an inviting place for mice and other pests to burrow in. By removing any leaf piles, firewood that’s stored close to the home, branches, or other loose-hanging debris that is close to the home, you can increase your chances of having a pest-free winter season. 

Keep Trash Secured + Put Away

This goes for indoor and outdoor trash. Pests are always looking for their next snack so keeping your trash secured and put away is key to preventing a pest problem. 

Clean Up Clutter

It’s also important to focus on the inside conditions of your home when it comes to preventing a pest problem. Now is the perfect time to give your kitchen a deep clean, go through cabinets, drawers, closets, and other areas that might otherwise be neglected. This will help get rid of hiding spots pests are looking for. 

Don’t Be Afraid To Call The Pros 

We’re always here to help you with the peskiest of pest problems, all year round! From top-of-the-line pest control services to crawl space encapsulation and real estate inspections, our team here at Best Home & Property Service is here to help!

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