Winter Tips To Keep Your House Secure From Pest Infestation in Vaughan

Winter is the time when not only humans but also pests are looking for warm spaces. Since you keep your house warm enough to live, pests find ways to sneak inside your home. Your house becomes vulnerable, and you need to take extra care of it in the winters. Rodents and other pests try to invade houses to have a good food source and a place to crash every day. Winter is not the time to forget about pest control; instead, it’s the time when you actually need extra help or even a pest control service like Pesticon.

Here are some winter tips to keep your house secure from pest infestation in Vaughan. So let’s start before any pest tries to invade your personal space!

Keeping Gutters Clean

Your gutters can be a potential area for pests to breed. Unclogged or dirty gutters increase the risk of pests making their nests around or inside them. Because of all the debris found in an unclogged gutter outside your houses, such as leaves, sticks and whatnot, gutters are a favourite place for pests.


Firewood is the topmost necessity of winter, and you don’t want termites to feed on it. Not only termites but pests like cockroaches and ants also find your firewood a place to nest. Keep your firewood in some area in front of your eye or someplace where you know they will be safe from any pests. You can also cover it properly, just in case. Even if it’s not in front of you, make sure to check on it regularly.


If you are bringing your plants inside to survive, make sure you clean them before getting them inside. If you fail to clean your plants outside, any pests already living inside your plants will be unleashed inside your home. You don’t want to do extra work in the winter, so make sure you do that.

Clean The Crumbs

Pay extra care in your kitchen and around your house for leftovers and crumbs. Crumbs and leftovers are an open invitation to all kinds of pests. If they find any food left outside, they will come back again and again. Use vinegar or essential oils to clean up your kitchen counters and your bathrooms. The odour of vinegar and essential oil helps repel any pests.

Don’t Leave, Leaves Outside

Leaves are a source of food for some pests and warmth for others. If you leave them outside your house, they may find a way to sneak inside your home. Leaves outside your house can also provide shelter to these pests, so make sure you clean the area outside your house.

In Conclusion

Winters are challenging for everyone, but that does not mean you become negligent about pests. Make sure you follow all the tips mentioned above to have a wonderful pest-free winter. Even after taking care of everything mentioned above, you fail to manage the pest problem, you can always rely on Pesticon and its pest control treatments for all kinds of pests.

If you believe that you have pest infestation of any kind, contact us today before it’s too late. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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