This season has been a cold one, and it's understandable that many homeowners leave certain rooms unattended during the winter months – most notably the attic or basement. After performing maintenance on these areas to ensure they hold up during the winter, it's common not to even visit your attic until the weather warms up and your body comes out of hibernation mode.
However, given time many pests can make their way into these "forgotten rooms" and set up nests, with the biggest offenders being cockroaches, spiders, ants and stink bugs. If you need help with cockroaches in Little Rock, spiders in Conway, ants in Cabot or any other pests in Central Arkansas give Clark Exterminating a call and let us get to work solving your bug problem today!
Unfortunately, not using a room for months at a time can give pests ample room to enter, set up nests and cause trouble for your home. The most common pests enter your home seeking food, water and most notably warmth and shelter during Little Rock's cold winter months, and can enter your home through any gaps that measure the width of a dime or larger. Mice and rats that enter the home can cause serious damage to wiring, insulation and walls. In fact,rodents have been linked to almost 25% of US house fires.
However, these forgotten, low-traffic rooms can be protected through seasonal inspection and preventative maintenance such as replacing floorboards, mortar and weather striping as well as making sure your roof is leak-free for the winter storms. Basically, the best way to prevent pests from entering your home is ensuring the inside of your house is dry and secure.
Taking steps to prevent pests from entering your home can be a year-round job, but can save you time, money and stress in the long run. If you need ideas for a good prevention plan to protect your home, call a pest control professional like Clark Exterminating and let us help you find the treatment that works best for your situation.
Furthermore, if you already have an infestation don't try to tackle it yourself – it's very difficult and sometimes even dangerous to fully eradicate an infestation on your own. If you have a pest control problem in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Cabot, Jacksonville, Benton, Malvern, Hot Springs or Bryant contact us today and let us get to work.