In the colder seasons, people regularly find ants, rodents and other pests in their AC units. These pests find their way into homes in search of warmth, food and shelter. These incidents often result in damage to your HVAC system, so it’s important to know which pests you might encounter and how to keep them at bay.
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Natural Repellent for Raccoons

Natural Repellents for Common Winter Pests

As we head into the holiday months, there are several signals that tell us winter is on the way. Whether it’s the changing leaves, cooler weather or homemade gingerbread, winter is a time for families to gather around and share timeless memories. Moments like these should be cherished, nurtured and uninterrupted.

Unfortunately, this theory doesn’t apply to pests.

Winter pests are the ultimate enemy of warm, cozy households. While it’s good to check for all types of pests, certain pests are more likely to pay you a visit during the holiday season.

Natural Mice Repellent

Usually found in dark, secluded areas, mice are one of the most common pests found in households. They can not only destroy the structure of your home but spread unwanted diseases, as well. If you’re looking for a natural repellent to mice, mothballs are a tried and true trick that will scare away the furry creatures.

Natural Cockroach Repellent

They say cockroaches never die, but boy can they hide! No matter the season, cockroaches can fit inside even the smallest of cracks. They are obsessively attracted to food and moisture, so be sure to clean every corner of your home.

Natural Repellent For Raccoons

Some people find raccoons repulsive, yet others find them cute. Advice? Stay away! Raccoons are a prime host of rabies. They like to hide in chimneys, wooded areas, trash cans and even vents. Ammonia has been known to work well in preventing a raccoon sighting. While raccoons can be found during other seasons, winter is their favorite time to find a home away from home: yours.

At Apple Pest Control, we know how important the holiday season is. Whether it’s organic or standard pest control, we can guarantee professional and effective results for all your maintenance needs. Oh, and the safety of your homemade gingerbread of course.

rodent damage in your insulation

With temperatures dropping, many homeowners will begin to prepare their homes for the change in seasons. While several pests seem to be less of a problem during these months, your house is still at risk of a different type of infestation – rodents. Rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons and even possums consider your home as cozy as you do and will not hesitate to move in. The crawl space below your house, walls and attic are all perfect hiding spots for these pests. Rodent insulation damage is the biggest concern once discovering an infestation.
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Common Winter Pests 2016

Summer has come to a close and the autumn days are getting cooler and cooler. Before you know it, winter will be here and all of our pest problems will be solved. Actually, this is not true and our homes can still have pest control problems during the coldest months of winter. Our best defense against a pest infestation is a good offense that consists of prevention tactics to keep our homes free from them.
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