Every winter when the temperature starts to drop we have to make sure our houses are ready for it. That means protection from not only the cold wind and snow, but also from all the critters and pests that seek shelter from the season. There are a few simple DIY tips that you can use to make sure your home isn’t housing any unwanted animals or insects this winter.


Seal’em Up!

Buying and using caulk is a simple DIY task that you can easily do whenever you get a couple extra dollars and some free time. Sold at Walmart or any local hardware store that’s worth its salt, and cheap, too, caulk is the perfect solution to stop any small insects or tiny rodents from infesting your home when the temperature drops this winter. Just go around your house and use the caulk to seal up any small holes, gaps, cracks, creases, or crevices around all of your walls, doors, and windows. This is probably the first step you should take at home to prevent sharing your home this winter.


Clean Everything

After you’ve sealed away your house for the winter, the next easiest DIY task you could do is clean. That’s right, it’s that easy. Clean everything. Behind your stove, under the refrigerator, behind the toilets, in the backs of the cabinets, and on top of the hutch. If you work hard to eliminate crumbs that will do wonders to avoid attracting pests. This is the surest way to make sure you eliminate anything already living inside your house, and it’s a great way to double check your work with sealing your house up as you will inevitably find a tiny gap you failed to see before.


Call a Professional

If you’re still worried you have a pesky rodent hiding away somewhere in your home after you’ve already sealed it up and cleaned it thoroughly then it just might be out of your hands. Lucky for you there are professionals like, E & R Exterminating Company, Inc., that specialize in eliminating tiny critters and annoying insects from homes. From rats to ants to spiders and termites, you can’t go wrong getting a professional to come in and clear out any unwanted visitors, especially if it helps you sleep at night.

Don’t let any annoying rodents or insects invade your home this winter. You deserve to sit in the warmth of your home without worrying about anything crawling around behind you. Don’t wait until the middle of winter to start preparing your home, because by then it might already be too late.