October 18, 2023
As winter approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to staying warm and snug within our homes. But, as temperatures drop, our furry neighbors are also in search of refuge from the cold. Rochester Pest Pro is your partner in preparing your abode for winter and ensuring it remains a sanctuary free from wildlife intrusions.
The winter season triggers a survival mode for many animals, making them prone to seeking shelter in and around your property. It's essential to take preventive measures to safeguard your home, sheds, and other structures from becoming an impromptu den for these creatures. This ensures the safety of both your family and the animals themselves. Once they decide on your space for their refuge, it can be a challenging endeavor to evict them.
To avoid these unwanted guests, follow these tips from Rochester Pest Pros:
- Seal entry points: Inspect your home and other structures for even the smallest openings that could serve as entry points for wildlife. Seal them with caulk or other materials.
- Remove food and water sources: Secure trash cans, bird feeders, and pet food. Keep your yard free of fallen fruit and nuts.
- Trim trees and shrubs: Keep branches at least six feet away from your home to prevent animals from climbing onto your roof.
- Inspect your home regularly: Look for signs of wildlife activity, such as droppings, tracks, and nests.
Taking these precautionary measures to wildlife-proof your home is paramount to avert potential hazards and property damage. By following these guidelines and taking the necessary steps, you can ensure your house remains wildlife-free throughout the winter season.
Don't want to hassle with inspecting and safeguarding your home for winter? Rochester Pest Pro can help. Schedule a home inspection, learn more about wildlife invasions, or get answers to your questions by calling 585-486-4815 or filling out our online contact form. Trust the experts with over two decades of experience to prepare your home for winter.