During the cold winter months your home becomes a sanctuary of warmth, not only for you and your loved ones, but also for any living creature in close proximity.
All kinds of creatures will start to find their way towards warmth and this can become problematic if your home has any openings or crevices that these creatures can find their way into. Rodents and insects will happily make their nests in your home if you’re not careful, so here are some tips to deter them from your home.
How to keep spiders away
In the UK most spiders are harmless and can actually be beneficial but some spiders, such as the Brown Recluse, can pose a threat to humans. In order to keep spiders out of your home you should inspect all windows, door frames, pipes and door jams, for any cracks that need to be sealed.
Once you are satisfied that the perimeter is well sealed you should work on de-cluttering all corners of your home. Spiders like to find dark, damp, quiet areas so by removing any clutter you give them less places to feel safe in.
How to prevent rodents
Mice or rats are some of the least desirable pests that can be found around our homes but they can easily be prevented.
They often appear if you or your neighbours have not been taking proper care of the rubbish bins or if the bins overflow giving easy access to leftover food. The best prevention method is to have a spotless kitchen and ensure all food is disposed of properly in secure bins away from your home. If they do find their way into your home they will quickly move on if they can’t find a source of food.
Squirrels in the attic
Squirrels love to find a good attic to call their home as they radiate lots of heat. All it takes is for them to find a small hole that they can fit through and they could soon take up residence. Chimney vents can also be an easy entrance for these pests.
You may not know that you have squirrels living in your home until you hear the noises and even then they might be hard to locate as they do a good job of evading humans. A pest control company can ensure the complete removal of squirrels from your home and secure your home properly so that they do not return in future.