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How to Prepare for a Winter Invasion of Pests

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As the winter season approaches, it brings not only colder temperatures but also the potential for a pest invasion in your home. Pests seek shelter from the cold, and your cosy home can be an inviting refuge for them. To keep your home pest-free this winter, follow these essential steps.

Seal Cracks and Holes on the Outside of Your Home

One of the most effective ways to prevent pests from entering your home is by sealing any cracks or holes on the exterior. Inspect the walls, foundation, and entry points, such as doors and windows. Use silicone caulk or weatherstripping to seal gaps, ensuring that pests have no easy access.

Replace Loose Mortar and Weather Stripping Around Windows

Windows are a common entry point for pests. Check for loose mortar and weather stripping around your windows and replace or repair any damaged areas. This simple step can prevent insects and rodents from squeezing through tiny openings.

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Store Firewood at Least 20 Feet from Your Home

During winter, you might be tempted to store firewood near your home for easy access. However, this can attract pests like termites, ants, and rodents. To avoid providing a cozy hideout for them, store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and elevate it off the ground to deter pests from nesting within it.

Keep Storage Areas Well Organized, and Store Boxes Off the Floor

Cluttered and disorganized storage areas are ideal hiding spots for pests. Keep your storage spaces, such as basements and garages, well-organized. Use sealed plastic containers instead of cardboard boxes, as pests can easily chew through cardboard. Elevate boxes and items off the floor to reduce hiding places.

Keep Lofts and Basements Well Ventilated and Dry

Pests are attracted to damp and dark areas, making your basement or loft prime targets. Ensure these spaces are well-ventilated to reduce moisture build-up. Fix any leaks promptly, and use dehumidifiers if necessary. A dry environment is less appealing to pests.


Preventing a winter invasion of pests is crucial for maintaining a pest-free and comfortable home. By following these proactive steps to seal cracks, store firewood properly, organize storage areas, and maintain good ventilation, you can significantly reduce the risk of pests taking shelter in your home during the cold months. Stay vigilant, and your home will be a pest-free haven this winter.

Contact Pest Control

FurBeGone Pest Control only uses humane methods to remove and deter pests from your home or business. Our team of experienced pest control specialists will assess the severity of the infestation and recommend the best course of action to remove the pests and prevent future infestations.

We also provide ongoing maintenance contracts to help ensure that your property remains pest-free. Our goal is to provide our clients with a comprehensive and effective pest control solution that is tailored to their specific needs.

If you’re experiencing pest problems in your loft or attic, contact FurBeGone Pest Control today. Our team of experts will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote and answer any questions you may have about our services.

FurBeGone Pest Control offer a free survey before, and treatment is undertaken. We cover StevenageLetchworthHitchin, and surrounding villages and treat all types of pests including insects, rodents and wildlife. We are also bed bug specialists and provide 100% guarantee on our treatments.

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