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Follow this pest proofing advice to get through the end of winter
FAIRFAX, Va. - February 24, 2016 - As people cozy up on their couches, comfortably shielded from any gloomy weather conditions outside, uninvited pests such as rats, mice and squirrels are looking for ways to make these desirable homes their refuge, too. To prevent these critters — which can carry an array of diseases and can also damage property — from moving in, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends taking a few steps necessary to pest-proof the home this time of year.
“With winter in the midst of its last hurrah, pests continue to search for shelter, and food and water sources,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “And, after a long season, our homes can be made more vulnerable from the elements. Roof-damaging ice dams caused by snowfall, cracks in foundations and ripped screens can all open up entryways, inviting pests inside and making our homes more susceptible to moisture.”
To ensure the comforts of home are only shared with desired company like family and friends, and not with common household pests, the NPMA offers the following advice:
For more pest proofing advice, or to find a licensed pest control professional, visit PestWorld.org.
The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. For more information, visit PestWorld.org.