As winter knocks and temperatures drop, cozy nights and heavy dressing becomes the norm. Humans aren’t the only ones seeking sanctuary indoors; animals and pests are doing the same, too. In the Greater Toronto Area, infestations of mice, rats, raccoons, and bedbugs upsurge during the winter months.
So, which pests threaten Toronto homes in winter, and how should you keep them at bay? Our team at Advantage Pest Control has put together some tips for homeowners this winter!
Watch Out for Mice and Rats
When outdoors becomes unbearable owing to cold winter temperatures and increased food scarcity, rats and mice seek shelter indoors. These scoundrel guests dig out walls, build nests and are a nuisance as they search for food – especially at night. Older properties and historic homes tend to suffer more from rodent attacks.
Protect your home against these annoying guests by sealing cracks and holes, securely storing food sources, and keeping your home clean.
Keep Checking for Ant Infestations
Toronto winter weather is harsh to ants, forcing them to pursue haven in warm homes. Ants are attracted by food sources scattered around the kitchen, poorly stored bath products in the bathroom, and floors with dirt.
Wipe clean your floors, seal foundation cracks, clean door handles, and organize your natural bath products to keep ants away.
Be Aware of Raccoons
These pesky scavengers are frightening, prickly, and aggressive. Raccoons dig garbage bins and destroy sheds and attics when building homes. They’re night movers, and it’s not unlikely to see some scampering along fences.
Leave the lights in your sheds and attic on at night to prevent attacks by raccoons. With the strict raccoon removal laws in Toronto, it’s only wise you hire qualified pest exterminators if you spot a racoon making a home on your property.
Exterminating Winter Pests in Toronto, GTA
To keep your Toronto home pest-free, hire Advantage Pest Control! We have a team of qualified and experienced technicians ready to inspect your home and completely exterminate any pest. One of our team members would be happy to speak to you about our professional pest control for pests such as bed bugs, termites, ants and more! You can reach us seven days a week from 8am to 9pm at 416.840.4040 or visit www.advantagepestcontrol.co to book for our service online.