If you are a homeowner, you know that a drop in temperature means an increase in household chores. The leaves fall meaning leaf raking and cleaning out gutters. Irrigation systems need to be blown out to prevent freezing and hose bibs need to be turned off. Your furnace will be more efficient with a clean filter, so replace your furnace filters and make sure vents to the outside are closed off. Seal up any places where air leaks occur such as pipe entrances. Make sure your fireplace is cleaned and ready for use.
Completing your winterization chores will save you money as you increase energy efficiency and prevent costly home repairs. Another way you can save money this winter is by uninviting any houseguests that are unwelcome. No, I’m not talking about your in-laws or your argumentative aunt, I’m talking about pests and rodents that might desire a chance to freeload on your heat and food. Our winter pest control tips will help keep your home pest free.
Just as people move their activities indoors when cold weather strikes, insects and rodents also are looking for a warm sheltered abode to ride out the winter months. If you keep that in mind as you complete your winterization chores, you can insure that the only guests sharing you home with you are the ones you invited.
If you need help with winterizing your home, or if you’ve forgotten your winterization chores and find that you have unwanted guests, call a professional exterminator. IPM Pest and Termite
has been serving the Lexington Area for over 20 years. They offer dependable and reliable service with both same-day and maintenance programs. With our quarterly maintenance program in place, you can bring peace of mind to your winter months knowing that you’ve reduced or eliminated all of your unwanted houseguests, at least of the insect and rodent variety.