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How to Keep Pests Out This Winter
Pest Control
Nov 25, 2022

Keep Pest Out Of Your Nashville Home

Summer may be over, but the pests are still here. Worse, now that the cold weather is moving in, those pests will want to move in with you! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to safeguard your Nashville home against bugs and other pests. From cleaning out your gutters to blocking holes, here’s how you can combat the bug invasion that is sure to hit once the temperatures cool down.

The most common Nashville pests that will be worming their way into your home this winter include ants, spiders, wasps, stink bugs and box elder bugs.

Tips For Winterizing Your Home Against Pests

Keeping those pests out in the first place is your best bet so you don’t have to contend with winter-long infestations. Heed these tips for the best results:

  • Clear debris from your gutters to allow the free flow of water. If your gutters are clogged with debris and other organic material, this is a breeding ground for spiders and box elders.
  • Rake up all leaves away from your foundation. That’s because rotting leaves invite bugs to stay nestled up to the relative warmth of your exterior walls.
  • Remove vines, trim bushes, and cut tree branches back that are overhanging your home. Insects and rodents will use branches as spring boards to get inside your house, particularly the attic.
  • Repair leaks. It’s no secret that pests like moisture and standing water.
  • Seal holes and entry points to your home.
  • Secure all food sources and clean spills right away. Refrain from leaving fruit out, and always clean dirty dishes right away rather than let them sit in the sink.
  • Keep trash sealed and covered.

Many homeowners unwittingly invite pests into their home, but once inside, pests can pose dangers to your household and family. For example, some spider species bite and leave welts behind, wasps sting and can cause anaphylactic shock, roaches spread disease, and termites damage structural supports.

Rodents: The Worse Pest of All

Your house is particularly inviting to rodents, who need the warmth of your home to breed and feed once winter hits. They tend to look for small, enclosed spaces in your attic, and will seek out nesting areas in insulation or stored clothing. Denying them entry is the key to ensuring your home stays rodent free this winter.

Did you know that PureGuard offers an exclusion service against rodents, whereby we identify common pest entry locations and take preemptive measures? In addition to rodents, this process also works with other pests such as squirrels, raccoons, bats, and birds.

Here is an idea of what exclusion entails:

  • We will eliminate all possible entry points, checking around utility pipes, windows and doors.
  • We will eliminate food and water sources that encourage rodent infestation.
  • We will remove all possible nesting areas. For your part, you should reduce all areas of clutter and store seasonal items in heavy-duty plastic containers.

Contact PureGuard Pest Solutions in Nashville TN

Don’t share your home with pests this winter! Please get free quote today about our rodent exclusion service at 615-502-2855.

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