Keeping Mice, Rats, and Bugs Out Of Your Home In The Winterby Julia Gabriel
For many of us, it's time to start preparing for winter – and this means more than just breaking out the warm blankets and hot cocoa. Ensuring a pest-free winter should be on everyone's checklist.
As we learned in our blog about what pests are most common in the fall, pests don't go away just because it's cold. In fact, it's quite the contrary. While many assume pests are more of a threat in the summer, the reality is that pests become more prevalent in the home during the colder months. But don't worry, we're here to help! Below, we'll go over some pests, their signs, and ways you can protect your home this winter.
Winter Pests and Their Telltale Signs
In the winter, pests like mice, rats, spiders, and even some ants can be found in your walls, attics, and basements. Watch out for droppings, tiny chew marks on wires or wood, and scuttling noises at night. They're the usual suspects telling you you've got some unwelcome winter guests.
Where Do Rodents and Bugs Hide In The Winter?
Outside of the usual spots, such as kitchens and attics, garages are a popular hiding spot for many pests like spiders, mice, and cockroaches. But even more popular in the winter? Your car.
Many car owners might be surprised to learn that their vehicles can become a prime target for pests and rodents. Engines, especially after a drive, emit warmth—a cozy attraction for a cold mouse or rat. Additionally, the small crevices and hidden spots under the hood of your car make for perfect nesting areas, safe from predators.
Checking for signs of these unwanted guests is crucial. Look for chewed wires, droppings, or nesting materials under the hood or in the trunk.
How To Keep Pests Out Of Your Home This Winter
Most traditional pest control methods are highly irritative (with some being toxic to pets and humans!), so they require ample ventilation, which means opening your windows for hours. Not only is this inconvenient, but it can also skyrocket your heating costs. Additionally, they only kill the current pests in your home – meaning pests will continue to make your home their winter getaway.
So, what happens if you're in a blizzard and find yourself battling roaches or rats? The most effective way to keep your home pest-free, not only in the winter but year-round, is by using ultrasonic pest repellers. They work by emitting high-frequency sound waves that are inaudible to humans and pets but drive out and deter pests like rodents and insects. No open windows, no evacuating your home for hours, no worries – they are a safe, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly way to keep your home pest-free.
You can rest easy knowing your home is protected against pests by purchasing ultrasonic pest repellers from Ever Pest. Check out our selection today and protect your space from unwanted intruders.