Winter Pest Control: Keeping Your Meridian Home Critter-Free

January 16, 2024

How well do you handle the cold? Many people absolutely love chilly weather. Some will not touch their thermostat at all, even when it is close to freezing outdoors. Even these individuals, however, need warmth to survive. This same thing is true for pests. Many invasive creatures here in Meridian hate the cold. To avoid chilly weather, they will often look to our homes as a warm and safe place to spend the colder months. We are here today to make sure your home and property are safe against a potential invasion.

Take some time now to learn more about pest control near you and find some DIY options to protect your Meridian home and property. Call our team at Owyhee Environmental if you would like professional assistance dealing with common and uncommon winter pests. We are here and ready to help you find total freedom from pests this season.

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Cold-Weather Creatures: Common Winter Pest Culprits

Before we can talk about methods for preventing winter pests, we think you should know what species might want to get into your home this season. Now, people define overwintering pests in a few different ways. Some people only consider the creatures that choose to come inside during the winter months and are much less likely to invade during warmer seasons. Stink bugs are a great example of this. We do not, however, stop here. We focus on all creatures that break into homes during the colder months, like mice, spiders, and ants.

These common types of pests invade for different reasons. Mice come indoors to stay warm. Spiders invade to hunt for other pests that seek warmth from local buildings. Finally, ants come indoors to stay well-fed and cozy. To find out what type of pest infestation you are dealing with right now, call in our team for a quick inspection.

Winter Pest Invasions: Understanding The Seasonal Challenge

There are numerous reasons why you don’t want pests crawling or flying around inside your home this winter season. The most obvious issue that comes with invasive species is stress. Pests are annoying and abrasive.

Some species go beyond this by threatening homeowners with sickness or pain. Mice and rats spread disease. Ants can also spread disease. Other creatures bite and sting. There are even many local pests that damage property by eating structural wood, staining fabrics, consuming fabrics, or nibbling on items indoors. We would like to help you consider your options for home pest control so you can avoid these concerns inside and around your home this winter.

Preventive Measures: Winter Pest Control Before The Snow Falls

If you don’t want pests crawling around inside your home this winter, one option you have is to implement some prevention tips and tricks. Here are a few of the best methods to stop invasive creatures from coming indoors this season.

  • Check your home’s exterior for gaps, holes, and other damage. Seal small openings with a caulking gun and repair larger sections of damage.
  • Repair damage to exterior windows and doors and make sure they are working properly.
  • Replace damaged window and door screens and keep unscreened windows and doors shut when you are not using them.
  • Reduce clutter inside and around your home to limit potential nesting spots.
  • Address leaky piping, damaged gutters, and other moisture issues inside and around your home.
  • Store all of your leftover food, pantry items, and pet food inside air-tight containers.

For more help preventing different pests in Meridian, talk with our team about our effective pest control options. We are here and ready to assist you with all of your pest control needs. 

Safeguard Your Home From Winter Invaders: Contact Us Today!

Local pest control is not hard to find. What is hard to find is a pest control company you can trust. We work hard at Owyhee Environmental to treat all of our clients as if they were family. We are ready to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you are protected this cold season. Invite us over for a pest inspection, and let us determine what species you are up against. We will create a plan of action to deal with existing pest problems and offer some long-term options to keep future invaders at bay. 

Reach out to our dedicated team at Owyhee Environmental and find out how we can help you avoid pests this winter. We will find a service option that best meets your and your Meridian home’s needs.

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