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How to Winterize Your Home Against Pests

How to Winterize Your Home Against Pests

How to Winterize Your Home Against Pests

As winter approaches, the battle against pests intensifies. Safeguarding your home from these unwanted winter guests is crucial. In this guide, we'll walk you through proactive steps to minimize the risk of pests invading your cozy space and how Viking Pest can be your ally.

Around the Perimeter

  • Leaf-Free Zone
    • Clear leaf litter around your home, eliminating hiding spots for pests.
  • Weed-Free Territory
    • Remove weeds to cut off food sources for rodents.
  • Wood Wisdom
    • Store woodpiles away from structures to deter rodents and wood-destroying insects.
  • Landscaping Defense
    • Keep bushes and grass trimmed to reduce rodent-friendly conditions.
  • Water Woes
    • Dispose of containers trapping water to curb pest conditions around your home.
  • Drain Drama
    • Regularly drain items like pool and boat covers to prevent pest breeding sites.
  • Trim for Safety
    • Trim trees away from the structure to limit wildlife access to your roofline.


Within Your Walls

  • Pantry Patrol:
    • Inspect pantry items to prevent stored product pest infestations.
  • Ornamental Oversight
    • Check ornamental food items for infestations during storage.
  • Seal the Deal
    • Use outdoor sealant to close gaps, preventing overwintering insects from entering.
  • Steel Wool Shield
    • Use coarse steel wool to seal openings, keeping mice at bay.
  • Energy Efficiency
    • Install door sweeps to conserve energy and deter pests.
  • Gutter Guardian
    • Clear gutters to prevent conditions conducive to pests.


Managing Outdoor Threats

  • Seed Security
    • Store grass seed and birdseed in rodent-proof containers.
  • Feeding Foes
    • Avoid feeding wildlife to make your property less appealing to pests.
  • Pet Patrol
    • Remove pet waste to eliminate a potential food source for rodents.
  • Indoor Dining
    • Avoid outdoor pet feeding to minimize pest attraction.

The Viking Approach

When you call Viking, you get more than pest control; you get a comprehensive solution. Viking pest professionals will identify and seal potential pest entry points. And when you add Viking's Anticimex SMART technology, your home will be wirelessly monitored for pests 24/7. Be ahead of the game—know about rodent issues before they become a problem.

By following these steps and enlisting Viking Pest, you can help shield your home from pests. Protect your property and create a healthier living space for you and your family this winter. Call

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