Cold weather means critters COMING IN but it also is one of the best chances ever that you’ll have to stop them both now and in the future. By simply finding the air leaks in your home you’ll have physical proof of how they are getting in and now that cold weather is here you can easily find these entry points.
Bugs aren’t rocket scientists and they don’t look at your castle the same way you do. Insects see of course but they are also so sensitive to minute clues like heat, smells. particles in the air and air movement itself. Imagine your a bug and it’s getting cold out there. You look inside and see the home owner with his feet up enjoying a cozy fire and a cup of coffee. You want in but how is the big question. Well, being a bug you might feel the heat coming out of a gap in the roof line or sense air moving inwards through a crack near a window or where a pipe goes through the wall. Hey it’s worth a shot and anythings better than freezing out here right?
This may seem over simplified but it truly is how most insects enter a home. Now hundreds if not 1000’s of bugs try this and may only get so far depending on how well your home is sealed. I recently had all new windows put in on my home and was amazed at the dead bugs found around the voids of the old windows. These were the unlucky ones who got stuck or lost their way and this does explain how many I’ve seen that made it through. I’ve actually had far less since the newer windows were installed. ( my home was built in 82 )
So kick back, enjoy the video and then take your new found knowledge and apply it to the areas you find in your home. You’ll be amazed at the reduction of pest activity and hopefully save a few bucks on your heating bill this season.