Do You Need Seasonal Pest Control? Here’s How to Tell
Any pest control company will tell you that the key to controlling pests is year-round service. Most people make the mistake of thinking that just because it’s wintertime, they won’t have pests. However, many insects and sometimes even wildlife can make their way inside the home during the cold months when they are searching for shelter, food, and warmth. The Pacific Northwest is home to a number of pests that look to either hibernate or escape from the cold rain outdoors during the winter, and your home is the ideal spot to do just that. Seasonal pest control is the best way to prevent having to deal with any pests in your home during the winter.
Winter Pests Inside Your Home
Portland is known for several pests year-round, but there are a couple to be especially wary of during the winter. Cockroaches, ants, and rodents will all seek shelter to survive the season, and your home can easily become the perfect place for them to wait out the cold weather. Some of the common places in your home winter pests will flock to include:
- Under sinks
- Inside walls
- Anywhere damp, dark, and hidden
The Benefits of Seasonal Pest Control
To avoid having to deal with pests during any season, it’s smart to have regular pest inspections done by a pest control company. With regular service, an experienced technician can target pests specific to your area and your home. In addition to an inspection, preventative methods are second-to-none in keeping pests away any time of the year. Some ways to pest-proof your home during any season include:
- Sealing any cracks or crevices in the foundation of your home or in the windows or doors.
- Making sure any damp areas in the home are kept dry.
- Keeping all food inside and out sealed and in airtight containers.
- Trimming landscape or trees back and away from the outside of the home.
- Being cautious about bringing items that have been outside indoors.
Year-Round Preventative Pest Control
At Antworks, we know it’s important to our customers to keep pests out of their home no matter what time of year it is, which is why we go beyond one-time treatments with our Regular Service Program and Our Most Intensive Plan. With our regular plan, we are committed to keeping you pest-free by visiting your home three times a year to monitor and treat pest activity. Opting for Our Most Intensive Plan means you’ll be visited four to six times each year to ensure you never have to deal with pests again. Give us a call today to learn more about seasonal pest control!