Old Man Winter’s in the air, and soon the little outside critters will be rapping on your door – or more like crawling in under it. All kinds of pests will make their way to your nice, warm house to take shelter from the cold, wet elements this winter, unless you take precautions and winterize your home to keep them out. There are many benefits to winterizing your home against pests, which we will discuss below.
It Keeps Pests Out and Saves You Money in the Long Run
Obviously, winterizing your home against pests keeps the little buggers out. As the weather turns cold and rainy, insects and other critters naturally start migrating indoors so they can hibernate and lay eggs. Insects can be lurking in your baseboards, attic, or any other number of places throughout your home, just waiting to come out once temperatures start to heat up again. Unless you’re wanting thousands of creepy crawly critters to hatch out come Spring, then it’s best to take precautionary measures and winterize your home against pests. Sealing up any cracks, gaps, holes, or other openings will save you money in the long run, as you won’t have to pay for pest control solutions further down the road.
Sealing cracks and other openings to prevent insects from infesting your home essentially protects the earth. Keeping bugs out to begin with means that you won’t have to spray harsh, poisonous chemicals, meaning that those harsh chemicals in turn won’t seep into the earth or into the air. Winterizing your home also will help save on energy bills; by sealing your house up tight, you ensure that our overall energy needs are reduced during the winter.
It Saves You Money on Energy Bills
One of the biggest bonuses to winterizing your home against pests is that it doesn’t just keep pests out – it also saves you a bundle on energy bills by sealing out drafts. Cracks and other openings let drafts in, as well as allowing heat to seep out, which means you evidentially have to spend more money in order to keep your home warm. Winterizing your home against pests will also cut down on your energy bill, effectively killing two birds with one stone.
Winterizing your home against pests is a simple, inexpensive way to keep insects and other small critters out during the cold months. Of course, if you discover that you already have an infestation of insects, it’s best to call a pest control professional to take care of them.
About the author: Chris is writer for Fox Pest Control, a Virginia Beach based pest control company.