Posted by Cat Heisler

As winter sets in, we spend less time outside and more in our cozy homes. Rodents and other pests also seek warmth, and our homes are often the perfect refuge in wintry conditions. If mice and rats can find a way into your home, they will. We have to take action to keep them out.

Here are some ways you can help keep pests out of your home this winter.

Seal Gaps

Common mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime. To rodent-proof your home, you’ll want to seal all holes, gaps, and cracks more than ¼”.

Close the Doors

The condition of your doors may be inviting rodents into your home. Doors are a common point of entry for mice. To stop this, replace all door sweeps and install brush strips to the bottom of outer doors. You can fit compression seals on the bottom of garage doors and check all window screens for tears.

Clean Sweep

Rodents need food, water, and shelter to survive. Keeping the exterior of your home clean can prevent unwanted pests. Be sure to trim any tree branches that hang over your home. Keep trash and pet food contained with lids.

Year Round Pest Control from Pete’s Pest Control

These are the first steps of defending your home against unwanted rodents. At Pete’s Pest Control, we want you to enjoy the winter in your home with no uninvited guests. Mice and rats can infest all year long. We are committed to keeping your home pest-free year-round. Give us a call today at (913) 232-8016