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January 15, 2016 16:15 ET

Coquitlam Movers Offer Tips on Making Winter Moves Pest Resistant

Coquitlam Movers Ferguson Moving Company Offers Insight on Protecting Your New Home From Unwanted Guests

COQUITLAM, BC--(Marketwired - January 15, 2016) - Ferguson Moving and Storage, a presence in Coquitlam's moving scene in the tri-city areas such as Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Coquitlam; has published a blog on how to keep a new home pest free. As the heart of winter sets in, all kinds of creatures will be looking for warmth and shelter. Although no method is 100% effective, there are many ways to protect your home from unwanted guests. For more information, go to: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/winter-moving-vancouver-getting-rid-of-rats-mice/

The first step, according to the blog, is awareness. Before you move in, make sure to look for any small holes and cracks in the walls or around piping. Since the average mouse is pretty small, these tiny fissures make for easy access. If you do find a hole or crack, don't panic, just plug it up. Stuff it full of materials such as sponge or a bit of steel wool. If it's bigger, try covering it with a mesh wire.

Another common entry point is the garage. If the weather stripping is worn down, it can be easy for small pests to access your home. Make sure to inspect all weather stripping and replace as necessary.

If you already have rats or mice in the home, poisoning and humane trapping are two common methods for removing them. Poisoning can be risky if you have pets or small children. Plus, there may be unwanted consequences if the pests die and decompose in hard to reach places. Live trapping is a great alternative. Simply bait the trap and leave it in likely areas, such as corners or anywhere you see droppings.

The blog also contains tips about how small details like furniture arrangement can make your home less desirable to pests. Make sure to check back for more tips about how to make moving smoother and easier.

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