The winter season is a time for hanging out with friends and family indoors enjoying, and connecting with your loved ones. This time of year also brings many pests as they try to make their way into your Omaha or Council Bluffs home to escape the cold so they can find food, water, and shelter.
Our professional exterminators understand that you will want to do everything that you can to maintain a pest-free home this winter. After all, the last thing you want is to discover a pest infestation in your home that will ruin your rest and relaxation time. If you do find pests in your home, contact our pest removal experts (located both in Omaha and Council Bluffs). Better advice is to connect with Genie Pest Control before there is an actual issue. Taking some precautions, you can minimize the risk of sharing your home with unwanted pests, insects, rodents this winter.
Our professional exterminators share some simple tips to keep your Omaha or Council Bluffs home pest-free;
Watch What Comes In
It’s common for there to be more movement through your home than usual, especially as you start having people over to mingle. If you are bringing in items like firewood or decorations from outside to make your home more cozy and comfortable, our professional exterminators recommend inspecting everything before it comes inside. Pests can hide and lay eggs in all places including your wood stack and decorations. Give everything a thorough shake and pay close attention to anything that you carry into your home.
Check Cardboard Boxes
Many homeowners keep their winter decorations stored away in cardboard boxes during the rest of the year. In the vast majority of cases, these boxes will go untouched for months, making them the ideal place for insects and other pests to nest. As our pest removal experts will tell you, rodents, spiders, cockroaches, termites, and silverfish all love cardboard. Before you unbox your decorations, be sure to inspect the boxes thoroughly outside before you bring them inside.
Keep The Kitchen Clean
One area of your home that is guaranteed to see more action at this time of year, is the kitchen. ‘Tis the season for sharing meals with friends and family, snacking on all of those delicious holiday treats, and over-indulging just a little. All of this means that your kitchen will be in constant use which means more waste, crumbs, and leftovers that can attract pests. Be sure to be diligent with your cleaning, sweep the floor regularly, keep your countertops clean and store your food properly to keep pests at bay.
Enjoy A Pest-Free Winter This Year
To ensure that you have a pest-free season this year follow the tips outlined above. Should you discover any pests in your Omaha or Council Bluffs home at any time be sure to contact Genie Pest Control right away. With the help of our friendly, professional exterminators, you can enjoy more peace of mind this season and relax in peace, knowing your home is pest-free.