Winterizing: Making Sure Your Home is Bug-Free This Season
Winter is finally upon us, and as the colder weather sets in across the country, the bugs we have all been trying to battle during the summer and fall will inevitably end up trying to find a warmer place to populate as the outside temperatures continue to drop. One place you definitely don’t want those bugs flying and crawling around is inside your home, so what can you do to make sure your home is protected from bugs finding their way inside this winter?
Going ahead and taking steps to winterize your home against potential bug visitors could be beneficial for you as you work to keep insects out of your home this year. Thankfully, it is a simple process that doesn’t take too long for anyone serious about fighting the bugs to complete.
What Should I Do?
There are many things you can do to make sure the inside of your home is bug-free this year, but let’s focus on some of the biggest steps you can take right now to get a start on keeping the bugs away.
First, try to keep firewood outside your home, and relatively far away. Bugs can often hide on (and inside) firewood, so if you bring it inside or nearby your home when it’s not in use, those bugs could find their way inside your home easily.
You should also clean out your gutters before the weather gets too cold. Bugs love to hang out in these areas both for warmth in debris collected in the gutters and for the possibility of standing water, which can act as a breeding ground. Making sure your gutters are thoroughly cleaned out eliminates this problem.
Finally, make sure your window screens aren’t damaged, and that you have no obvious cracks in the walls or foundation. Bugs can find their way through these tiny openings, and making sure these issues are fixed blocks their possible entryways.
Ready to get a start on winterizing your home this year? Take these simple steps, and if you still end up finding bugs inside, you can get in touch with mosquito control services in Westerville who will be happy to help you get rid of the problem.