With the cool autumn weather fast approaching, pests and wildlife are beginning to make their homes in and around your property. It is common for homeowners to be completely unaware of the critters living near their home, so in the cooler months it is more important than ever to inspect your property before you experience a bigger issue.
Many pest control companies such as ICE Pest can assist with wildlife removal in Toronto and surrounding areas. But did you know that these companies can also help you “pest-proof” your home and stop pest problems before they start? There are even some simple steps you can take on your own to prevent insects and animals from entering your home.
Stay on Top of Your Pest-Proofing Efforts
For the best wildlife control in Toronto, our experts recommend checking your home twice per year for trouble spots; once in the spring when the snow begins to melt, and again in fall just before temperatures begin to plummet. Inspecting your home during these last few months of the year is important, as animals will begin looking for places to nest for the winter and raise their young. By catching a problem before it escalates and calling a pest control company in Toronto for prevention efforts, you will not only protect your home and family but also avoid costly repairs in the future.
Seal Entrances to Your Home
Making sure your windows and doors are properly sealed will help keep insects and pests out over the winter. Walk the perimeter of your home to look for cracks and gaps in the foundation, including spaces around your windows and doors. It is also important to make sure your garage doors seal tightly and that there is no space for wildlife such as mice or raccoons to enter. It is a good idea to have screens on all of your windows and doors for extra protection against insects. If you are unsure exactly what to look for, our wildlife control technicians in the Greater Toronto Area can assist.
Keep it Clean
The cleaner you keep your home the better, and most importantly, anywhere you store food. Pests are looking for food, so if they don’t spot any that’s readily available, chances are they will avoid your property altogether. Whenever possible, keep dry food in secure, resealable containers and never leave food lying around. Before garbage day, it is also recommended that you wait to bring your trash to the curb. By putting it out the night before, you risk providing a food source for wildlife that may begin to see your property as a welcoming buffet.
Call a Pest Control Company in the Greater Toronto Area
If you would like to learn more about pest proofing your home before the winter season, contact the wildlife control professionals at ICE Pest in Toronto. They’ll let you know what to look for and how to fix any potential problems. A professional can do an inspection of your home and get into the hard-to-access areas that may be a haven for pests and wildlife.
At ICE Pest Control, our team of professionals will be happy to help you secure your home and answer any questions you may have about keeping it pest free. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We offer pest and wildlife control services across the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, North York, Oakville and more.