Keeping Pests Out All Year Long

Not every insect will die off when cold weather rolls in.  Likewise, rodents and other animals don’t become inactive as they wait for spring.  Many animals and insects are still very active and can live through the cold weather.  When they have a warmer place to live and food to eat, then they are even more comfortable – and that might mean your home is the right place for them.   
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If you thought your rodent problem was solved, but now you have mice or rats appearing again, it may be that the crack, hole, or gap they came through the first time never got fixed.  You may start to see a few insects trundling along the edge of the walls.  They are in your home because there was a way in and because your home was much warmer – or in the case of hot summer months – much cooler and more comfortable to live in.  

No Pests Allowed!  
The key to keeping pests from getting into your home and enjoying what you have to offer is to remove all of those creature comforts that are so necessary to survival: food, shelter, and water.  Pests need to be blocked out of your home – cracks need to be sealed, gaps need to be covered, holes need to be screened.  Attractive areas outside that might bring insects in, such as mulch piles or thick foliage, need to be redone.  Once pests can no longer get in, you can start focusing on making their indoor life not as cushy as they thought.   

Check for moist areas, leaking pipes, and places that are dark and would be ideal locations for insects like cockroaches, earwigs, or silverfish to hide.  Make sure foodstuffs are kept in jars, plastic bins, and other inaccessible containers so moth larvae, ants, and other pantry pests cannot get into food.  

One Step Further  
Once you have cut them off from all the things they need, you should see your pest issues decrease dramatically.  However, pest control all year can also mean enlisting some extra help to ensure that all of your efforts don’t go to waste.  Professionals can take things a step further to make sure that termites don’t burrow down into your foundation, that bed bugs don’t get a foothold, and that ants never make it inside. They can put down a barrier of protection that ensures pests remain out of your home and in their own habitat where they belong, month after month, year after year.

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Kelly March 6, 2013

We had a huge bees nest under the front door. Ransford’s service tech was awesome. Not only did he clear the nest, he gave great tips for keeping the bees out and cane back a few days later to make sure they were gone. Wouldn’t choose anyone but Ransford for my environmental control needs!

When Ants Come Marching In May 24, 2013

[…] Professional pest control technicians are well-versed in ant behavior and will know what ants look for and how to stop them. They will discover locations where ants will get in and find things that are keeping them in your home. For example, you may have cleaned up the beverage spill, but didn’t realize that by then, the ants had found their way into your garbage. With care and precision, they’ll get ants out of your home and make sure that they stay out for the rest of the summer – and longer! […]

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