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Outdoor pests in nature will find any place they can to hide out during the winter months. That’s why it should be no surprise that pests will be more than willing to make their way through the cracks and crevices of your outdoor woodpiles. Pests like carpenter ants, mice, and centipedes are keen to find what shelter they can, and if you accidentally allow them into your home, they can cause many problems and annoyances throughout your home.

Carpenter ants can infest all kinds of wood, especially old damp wood like tree stumps, decks, and even your home’s framework. To prevent them from infesting your house and property you need to eliminate sources of moisture, including standing water. Try to keep plants and tree branches cut back away from your home. These ants can cause a lot of damage to wood in your home, and you might not even know that they are there. Seal all cracks and openings from around your foundation. Place firewood stacked away from your home. The best way to prevent carpenter ants is by using a professional pest management service.

Centipedes are scary little creatures that like moisture as well. They commonly infest bathrooms, closets, basements and potted plants. They are a nuisance pest that can give a painful bite, but they are not considered dangerous. You will need to use the same prevention that you use for carpenter ants, but also the removal of junk piles, rocks, leaves and grass clippings can be helpful. Again, to ensure complete eradication of any type of pest, you will need to call on a professional pest control company.

Mice can cause a lot of damage to a home, by chewing and pulling things apart to make their nests. Their chewing can even cause a fire if they gnaw an electrical wire. They bring fleas, mites, ticks, and lice into homes. Mice carry diseases that can make people sick too. They are damaging, can be extremely dangerous, and are often very hard to get rid of. You will need to seal up all entry points that mice might get in through. Make your yard unattractive to mice by eliminating piles on the ground, plants, and bushes too close to your home. Keep food stored securely in containers with tight-fitting lids, and clean up drink and food spills immediately.

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