Home Maintenance Tip – How to Keep Wintry Pests Outside

Colder temperatures send wintry pests, such as rodents, spiders and cockroaches, searching for food, water and shelter inside our homes. Mice are a common winter nuisance and only need a space the size of a nickel to enter a home.

To keep these pests outside:

  • Seal any cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including utility and pipe entrances.
  • Put screens on vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather-stripping around the basement foundation and windows, and at all entry doors.
  • Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.


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