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Stop Pantry Pests from Feasting on Your Food this Winter!

As the weather changes and temperatures drop, household pests often seek warmth and shelter inside your homes. You may have seen a sudden increase of pests or rodents around your living space and are wondering if it’s normal. Unfortunately, yes! Fall and winter are notorious for attracting unwanted guests indoors.

At Ecola Termite and Pest Control, we understand that these invaders can cause significant damage to homes and household items. Therefore, we would like to help you prevent any infestations by sharing the types of pests that house owners frequently encounter, as well as some practical prevention tips.

Types of Pests

Several pests usually seek refuge indoors during this season. Pantry pests, such as beetles, moths, and weevils, love food sources found in pantries and cabinets, including cereals, grains, and pet food. Meanwhile, mites and cockroaches tend to lurk around humid areas such as bathrooms or basements. However, mice and rats can access your house through cracks and holes, which makes them incredibly challenging to eradicate.

Prevention Tips

There is an array of non-toxic, DIY techniques that homeowners can implement to prevent pest infestations. Here are some practical tips:

– Seal any openings such as cracks and holes on walls, floors, or ceilings

– Store food items in airtight containers, preferably glass or metal

– Clean the kitchen regularly and maintain proper ventilation to reduce humidity

– Remove clutter and maintain cleanliness to avoid hiding places

Schedule a Free Inspection

If you encounter an infestation despite your best efforts, consult a professional pest control company promptly. We at Ecola encourage homeowners to schedule a free inspection, as our trained experts can assess the problem and create a customized solution for your specific needs. Moreover, our services deal with the pest’s life cycle from egg to adult, so there is a lesser chance of recurrence.

Pest infestations are not only annoying, but they can also pose significant risks to human health. This season, do not let these invaders feast on your food or destroy household items. By implementing practical prevention tips and scheduling a free inspection with Ecola Termite and Pest Control, you can ensure a pest-free winter. Call us at 800-471-BUGS (2847).

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