Why Beetles Enter Your Home In Winter – And What To Do About It
In some ways, household pests are a lot like us. They need a steady source of food, which is often hard to find in the winter. And when cold weather rolls around, they scramble for any warm shelter they can find.
As pest control professionals, we definitely notice an increase in infestations each winter, and it’s not hard to see why. That’s why we’ve put together some tips you can follow to keep beetles away from your house or apartment – and some next steps you can take if need be.
Keeping Beetles Out of Your Home
It’s not always easy to deal with infestations, especially for amateurs. Common household pests are great at scrounging up food, don’t need much energy to keep going, and can reproduce very quickly.
Your best bet is to prevent them from even making it indoors in the first place. Here are a few tips:
Seal Off Entrances – beetles usually enter the home by slipping through tiny cracks or holes in your walls, or by squeezing underneath doors that don’t properly seal against the floor. Keep a careful eye out for any issues that demand maintenance, and address them quickly by caulking or otherwise sealing any possible points of entry you can find.
Keep Your Home Clean – even the tiniest pests often have remarkable senses of smell. Beetles (not to mention other animals, like rodents) can easily detect food and garbage odors. In fact, to them, those smells are usually one and the same. By keeping your floors and countertops clean of food remains, and regularly vacuuming carpets throughout the house, you can make your home less inviting to unwelcome guests.
Secure Garbage Bins – To prevent beetles from gathering near your home, make sure you’re taking out the garbage on a regular basis – and securing your outdoor bins with tight, locking lids.
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Dealing With Beetle Infestations
Tips for preventing beetle infestations are great – but what if you’re already finding them in your home?
Beetles and other household pests are generally pretty shy around humans, and will take steps not to be noticed (wouldn’t you try to hide from a creature hundreds of times your size?). So if you’re already finding them out in the open, chances are that you’ve got the kind of infestation that demands professional attention. Fortunately, that’s where we come in.
Preferred Pest Control is the leading provider of eco-friendly pest control services in Orange County. With over 50 years of combined experience, and a focus on blending tried-and-true methods with modern technologies, we’re here to solve your problems.
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