Preventing Pest Problems This Winter

October 26, 2016

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According to Farmer’s Almanac, Mainers need to get out their snow blowers ready and prepare for some serious frigid temperatures.  Other sources, however don’t agree and are forecasting a warm winter in the Pine Tree State.  Which opinion is correct?  Only time will tell.  Regardless of what’s in store for us, there’s a lot work to be done around the home to prevent pest problems from occurring this winter. 

 If you take a good look around your home, you might notice a few things that need fixing. Perhaps you are thinking of waiting for spring to complete projects such as replacing those ripped screens, cleaning out the gutters or repairing broken siding. Maybe someone should take a look at the roof and make sure there isn’t anything amiss there. If you are thinking of tackling that project in May, don’t. Fix these things now, before it gets too cold and the snow flies. If you leave these maintenance issues unattended, you are just inviting pests to seek refuge in your home to escape the winter elements.

Pests such as rodents and insects like ladybugs, box elder bugs, and more are all looking for a warm place where they can hide out until spring arrives. Your home might be just that spot they are searching for. Even squirrels and raccoons are on the move looking for a nesting place that will keep them cozy all winter long. If any of these have moved into your walls, basement, or kitchen you might not even know that they are there until it is too late. 

Some of these pests are much more destructive than others, but none of them make good houseguest. Prevention is much more cost effective than waiting until it is too late and a full-blown infestation has already occurred. Call Pine State Pest Solutions and have our professional pest management team come in and show you where the access points are and what you can do to prevent pests from getting in.

We can also set you up on a year-round home pest control plan where our professionals will be on the lookout for you and administer effective materials to keep your home pest-free. Quarterly visits by our highly trained and trusted professionals will help eliminate pests already there while also implementing preventative measures to make sure that no more make themselves at home in your home. Our plans fit any budget to keep your home pest free and your winter the cozy, worry-free one you were looking for.

Locally owned and operated, Pine State Pest Solutions is headquartered in Auburn, Maine and provides pest control in Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Oxford counties.  Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you live pest-free!


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