Protect Your Home from Cold Weather Pests

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Real Estate Agent with Harry Norman Realtors GA#255705 NC#204194

 

Protect Your Home from Cold Weather Pests

 

 

 

Rodents, wildlife and insects can cause serious problems in your home during the winter months, particularly if your home is left vacant, as is the case with some vacation homes.

 

Did you know that mice & rats can chew through electrical wires causing a fire hazard and/or electrical damage? Their urine and fecal matter can also contaminate food and spread disease. Help prevent mice & rats from getting into your home by installing weather stripping on windows & doors and trimming overgrown branches on trees, bushes & plants outside your home. Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink or food on the counter and put pet food away in a secure storage container at night.

 

Pesky insects feed on plants, food and crops and can be a nuisance inside your home. Help prevent insects from entering your home by caulking cracks and crevices, place screens over windows and install door sweeps under all doors.

 

Wildlife such as flying squirrels, opossums, bats & more can cause significant damage to the interior and exterior of your home. They often chew through wood, wires and more to reach hidden areas such as your attic. In addition to causing damage, many culprits carry diseases. Prevent wildlife from entering your home by checking your crawl space and attic regularly, cover vents with wire cloth and store pet foods and trash in hard plastic or metal bins with tightly closed lids.

 

If you have on going pest problems or if the situation ever gets out of hand, contact a licensed pest control expert. If you need help selecting a pest control expert in the Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Young Harris, Hiawasse GA or Murphy, Hayesville, NC area, please feel free to give me a call or send an email.

 

Posted by

 

Karyn Smith Woody, Realtor

 

Harry Norman Realtors

Blairsville Office- 63 Murphy Hwy - Blairsville, GA 30512

 

706-745-3000 Office

706-897-0956 Cell

 

Licensed in Georgia & North Carolina

 

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Bob Ratliff
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Karyn, these are some helpful facts for property owners especially if your property is vacant, good advice and the two little creatures in the picture are very cute and don't seem like they could do any harm....ha!

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Thanks so much, Bob!

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