The most common pests that spend the winter in cabins around the Upper Midwest are cluster flies, Asian lady beetles, box elder bugs and of course mice.
Following these seven simple pest-proofing tips will reduce your chances of providing these pests a winter home.
- Store bulk foods in rodent-proof containers, or preferably, remove them from the cabin entirely for the winter.
- Seal all cracks and crevices with caulk.
- Replace door seals that have a ¼ inch or greater gap underneath them.
- Stuff all exterior holes larger than a dime with steel wool, or better yet, repair them with a permanent solution.
- Replace or repair all window screens, as pests use tears to gain entry.
- Trim back tree branches so they are approximately six feet from the cabin.
- Keep the perimeter free of clutter and debris as this creates harborage (safe zones) for pests trying to enter your cabin.
If you need professional pest solutions, we’re happy to keep your cabin pest free this winter. Contact us for a quote.