Tuesday Tips - Winter Pest-Proofing for Attics and Basements

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Tuesday Tips - Winter Pest-Proofing for Attics and Basements

As winter settles in, pests like rodents and spiders seek warm and secluded spaces to take refuge. Two common hideouts in your home? The attic and basement. These areas, often overlooked, can become hotspots for unwanted guests. Paragon Pest Control is here to help you with essential tips for keeping these spaces clean and pest-free.

Why Attics and Basements?

Pests, particularly rodents and spiders, are attracted to quiet, undisturbed areas where they can nest and survive the colder months. Attics and basements offer the perfect environment for these creatures to thrive, often unnoticed by homeowners.

Tips for Keeping Your Attic and Basement Pest-Free:

  • Regular Inspections:

    • Conduct thorough checks for signs of pest activity, such as droppings, nests, or webbing.

    • Look for entry points like cracks, holes, or gaps and seal them promptly.

  • Maintain Cleanliness:

    • Declutter these spaces to reduce hiding spots for pests.

    • Store items in sealed containers rather than cardboard boxes.

  • Control Moisture:

    • Pests are drawn to moisture. Ensure your attic and basement are well-ventilated and dry.

    • Fix any leaks or dampness issues immediately.

  • Set Traps if Necessary:

    • For early signs of rodents, consider setting traps in strategic locations.

    • Consult with pest control professionals for safe and effective placement.

  • Professional Inspections:

    • For peace of mind, schedule a professional inspection, especially if you notice signs of infestation.

    • Regular professional checks can prevent major pest problems.


Your attic and basement are critical areas to monitor during winter for pest activity. A little effort goes a long way in preventing infestations. Remember, Paragon Pest Control is always here to assist you with expert advice and professional services.

Don't let pests take over your attic and basement this winter! For more tips or to schedule a professional inspection, visit paragonpestdfw.com or call us at (972) 435-9797. Trust Paragon Pest Control to keep your home safe and pest-free.