Everybody likes to go indoors in the winter, and that includes winter pests. It’s cold outside and there’s not enough out there to eat. But inside your snug, comfortable home there’s plenty for unwanted visitors to munch on. To avoid the contamination and property damage these invaders cause, call on the pest control services of Legacy Pest Control. We’ve been serving northern Utah for more than 20 years. We employ safe, guaranteed, effective methods to eliminate pests, and we’ll also inspect your home and help you keep them out.
5 Winter Pests in Utah
Of all the vermin that threaten property, there are five in particular that look toward your home as an ideal place to come in out of the cold.
No pests are more prevalent than house mice. They nest in dark areas and they love to chew. Drywall and electrical wires are favorites, and they’ve even been known to start fires. Mice contaminate food and spread disease.
Norway rats like to make their homes in clutter and debris, and they chew even more effectively than mice, even through pipes. They also carry a more impressive array of diseases.
These pests hitchhike into homes in boxes and bags and make their way to kitchens and bathrooms. Not only do they contaminate food and spread disease but they also can make allergies flare-up.
Brown recluse spiders
These arachnids spin webs in out-of-the-way places such as closets, and they like to hide in clothing and shoes. It’s no fun if one bites you: they’re venomous.
Some think they’re adorable in the wild, but they’re not so cute when they’re going through your garbage can or climbing down your chimney. They create a mess and they also can carry rabies.
What You Can Do About Winter Pests
If there are droppings, damaged food packages or gnaw marks you may have rodents. If you see one cockroach you probably have more. We at Legacy Pest Control can inspect your home and tell you if you have a potential winter vermin problem. We’ll also give you tips on how to keep them out in the first place. For example:
- Seal cracks and holes on your exterior. Mice can slip through an opening as small as a dime.
- Eliminate places rodents like to hide. Avoid clutter and keep boxes off the floor.
- Keep counters and floors free of crumbs.
- Don’t allow moisture to build up under appliances or in crawl spaces and basements.
- Keep trees and shrubs trimmed clear of the house.
- Cover chimneys with mesh or caps.
Contact Legacy Pest Control, Utah to Get Rid of Winter Pests
To get rid of pests and keep them out, consult Legacy Pest Control, Utah’s number one choice for extermination and pest control services. We are a family-owned business serving the Weber, Davis and Morgan area. We use natural, green pest control products that are safe for children and pets. We offer military discounts and coupons for new customers. Don’t put your home and your health at risk. Contact us for a free estimate and see how we can protect your house from invaders this winter.