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Where Do Pests Go in the Winter?

Pests dislike the cold weather as much as you do. Unfortunately, many of them try to invade your home as the weather declines in November. Some pests, including rodents and insects, will seek shelter close by or inside your house to survive through the season. 3 Places to Find Pests in the Winter Outdoor Clutter Clutter makes the perfect shelter for pests when the winter arrives. It protects them from the elements and gives them small areas inside where they can build nests and wait until the season ends. You can reduce the pest population around your home by cleaning up the clutter, such as putting away old car parts, picking up wood debris and putting away the children's toys. Inside Your Home Pests have instincts, so they seek the warmest place in the vicinity when it gets cold. If it's your home, they'll search the entire perimeter for a way...
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Don't Let Ants Ruin Your Thanksgiving

antsAnts in the South may not be as active during late fall as they are in the summer, but they still come out when they catch the scent of food. Thanksgiving is the perfect time for ants to make their way indoors where they can find plenty to eat and to carry back to their colonies. If you want to keep ants out of your house this holiday season, it pays to take preventative steps to ant control. 4 Ways to Keep Ants Away This Holiday Clean up after cooking your meal. Cooking a Thanksgiving meal takes a lot of work, including a ton of ingredients. As you cook, you may leave behind crumbs and other bits of food on the counter or the floor. Wandering ants will find these food items easily and bring other ants to the area using pheromone trails. Clean up as you cook and after you...
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