Leaving your cabin for the winter? Make sure to follow these pest prevention tips to keep insects, rodents, birds, and other pests out of your cabin while you’re away! By locking up your property and taking some simple precautions, you can protect your investment and ensure a pleasant return next summer.
There are a few basic things that everyone should do before leaving their cabin for the winter. So before you pack up for the season make sure you read this blog post and put these tips into practice!
Check For Entry Points
Inspect the exterior of your cabin for cracks, gaps, or holes that could provide entry points for pests. Seal up any openings with caulk or weatherstripping. Mice can squeeze in a void the size of a dime so be diligent!
Stack Firewood Away From Your Cabin
Keep firewood and other potential nesting materials away from your cabin. Store firewood in a shed or other enclosed structure, and keep it off the ground.
Trim Trees Near Your Cabin
Trim trees and shrubs around your cabin to prevent birds and other animals from nesting too close to your property.
Store Food In Sealed Containers
Keep food and garbage properly stored in sealed containers. Don’t leave food out in the open, and make sure to take out the trash regularly.
Set Up Mouse Traps
Use mouse traps or other methods of pest control inside your cabin. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and check the traps regularly.
Take the time to ensure that there are no messes or food sources inside or outside of your cabin that would attract pests. By taking these simple steps, you can help prevent an infestation over the winter. When you take the time to clean your cabin, that makes it all the easier to open up next season.
Alberta’s lakes are a beautiful, natural part of the province – but they’re also home to a variety of pests that can wreak havoc on your property. Insects like wasps, ants, and mosquitoes can invade your cabin, while rodents like mice and squirrels can damage insulation, wiring, and more. Birds can also be a problem, nesting in attics and eaves and leaving behind droppings that can carry disease.
Even squirrels, groundhogs, and gophers can cause problems, digging holes around your property and damaging landscaping. If you let pests set in over the winter, they can cause serious damage that will be expensive to repair come spring. To protect your cabin from pests, it’s important to take some simple precautions before leaving for the winter.
If you would like to know more about cabin pest prevention, or if you need help getting rid of pests that have already invaded your property, contact our team at Birch Fumigators. Our team will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take and can provide service throughout the winter months.
If you have any questions or concerns about pest prevention, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional. They can help you identify potential problem areas and recommend the best course of action for your situation.