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Tips to keeping Pests out of your Home this Winter

keep pest out this winterServing Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN

Colder weather is upon us, unfortunately! While many people think that certain insects and pests die off during these cold months, that isn’t always the case. Instead, they just make their way inside looking for food, water, and shelter. Most homes in the Memphis area will experience unwanted house guests this winter, and we aren’t talking about your relatives that come to visit for the holidays!

AAA Termite & Pest Control wants you to you know about tips you can practice to keep pests out of your home this winter.

Get a good seal

Take a gander around the inside and outside of your home, paying special attention to any cracks or crevices, especially around door frames, windows, piping, or electrical wiring, and seal up these areas. Insects like spiders, ants, and termites (yes, even they are active during the winter!) can find their way into your home through these easily accessible areas. Also, mice can squeeze through an opening the size of their head, so don’t ignore even the smallest hole or crack. Use the proper caulking or weather stripping to ensure these areas of your home are sealed up tight.

Clean your gutters

Fall has just about come to an end as most of the leaves have fallen. As soon as it looks like most all the leaves are gone for the season, give your gutters a good cleaning to prevent them from clogging up. Clogged gutters can cause wood rot, not to mention water damage, which can be attractive to pests and create easily accessible areas.

Clean up and clear out

Regardless of what time of year it is, keep your home clean regularly. Avoid leaving food or dirty dishes lying around or even in the sink. Take out the trash regularly, and store all packaged food in tightly sealed containers. Mice and other pests will be looking for food, and you don’t want them snooping around your home!

Store wood properly

If you use firewood to burn in an outdoor fire pit or indoor fireplace, be sure to stack and store the wood away from your home. Many people like to keep the wood stacked on their porch or against their home close by the door so that they can easily grab what they need without having to venture too far out into the winter elements. While this may be convenient, you run the risk of creating the perfect attraction for pests to lurk, which may wind up in your house when you bring wood inside to burn.

Hire professional pest control service in Cordova area

A sure fire way to prevent pests from camping out in your home this winter is to hire a professional pest control company in the Memphis and Cordova area such as AAA Termite & Pest Control. We offer personalized services, monthly treatments, or quarterly treatments to fit the needs of your home or business.

To learn more or to get started with your pest control treatments, please contact AAA Termite & Pest Control by calling (901) 737-7378. We provide pest control services to the areas of Cordova and Memphis.