Have you been having trouble with insects invading your home? Are you wondering where they're coming from because it seems impossible for them to be coming in from outside? Insects love to winter over in houses due to the warmth and the availability of various resources. They may go dormant, and you won't see them at all until spring, or they may pop out suddenly and surprise you at random during the winter months. Regardless of exactly what's going on, you almost certainly don't want to have an infestation of any kind in your home. In order to eliminate them as quickly and as efficiently as possible, you need to do certain things.
Contact a professional: When dealing with a potential infestation, it's important to enlist the help of a pest control services professional as soon as possible. He or she will let you know exactly what kind of insect or insects have moved into your home, what their habitat is, and what they eat. These are all vital things to know in order to make sure that you're taking the right steps toward eliminating the infestation. For instance, using roach control methods on ants (or attempting the reverse) may do little to no good.
Check your plumbing: One thing that is universal among pests is their need for access to water. It doesn't need to be a lot of water; pools or puddles are simply unnecessary. A tiny leak that leaves only slight dampness can be sufficient to allow an army of ants to sustain themselves and/or for many other insects to drink. While it won't thwart the efforts of your pest control services professional, it can make things more difficult. If you don't have leaky plumbing, it's a good idea to fit your drains with a tightly fitting plug when you're not using the sink or bathtub in question. This will help prevent any pests from getting a drink.
Reorganize garage/attic: Sometimes insects are simply looking for a place to weather out the winter until they can emerge for the warm weather of spring. A garage or an attic that is cluttered and full of empty or half-empty cardboard boxes can be the perfect nesting place for such insects. With so many nooks and crannies, your pest control services professional may find it more difficult to treat your attic or garage spaces. To this end, it can help if you declutter these spaces and repackage things into neat and tidy containers made of plastic. Unlike cardboard, plastic cannot be eaten by various hungry insects.