Many people think that with the onslaught of winter comes a respite from those pesky insects and pests that haunt South Carolina homes throughout the year. Sadly, this is not the case. While you may not see as many small insects during the winter, you still have to worry about rodents and squirrels that are trying to come inside for a warm bed at night. Use the following tips for effective pest control in Spartanburg this winter.
Seal food in airtight containers
– Rodents have an uncanny sense for finding open containers of food, which can result in you having to throw away the majority of food in your pantry. For winter pest control in South Carolina, place all of your edible goodies in sealed plastic containers as opposed to cardboard boxes that rodents can easily penetrate.
Seal cracks inside and outside of your home
- To effectively control
squirrels and rodents this winter, pest control in Spartanburg involves sealing any cracks and crevices located both inside and outside of your home. Pay special attention to areas around utility pipes that enter your home, as well as plumbing pipes under your sinks in your kitchen and bathrooms. These areas are popular places for our furry friends to enter your home. Sealing and repairing rotten wood around your gutters can help to prevent squirrels and other rodents from entering your attic and setting up shop.
Ensure your gutters are working properly
– Most pests are
attracted to water which is why they can be found around plumbing pipes and other areas in your home where water is found. One way to help with this problem is to ensure that your gutters are working correctly. Having gutters that divert water away from your foundation can help to keep your foundation dry which helps with pest control in Spartanburg.
Inspect your kitchen and bathrooms for droppings
– If you are hearing the sounds of scurrying in cabinets and walls in your home, you may have a rodent problem. Inspect all of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets to see if you can spot any rodent droppings. If you see droppings, it may be time to call a professional company offering pest control in Spartanburg.
If you have any questions about these winter pest control tips or just want to talk to a professional about your problems with squirrels and other pests, contact Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing today at 864.578.8822