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How to Get Rid of Winter Pests in Burlington, NJ; Rats, Mice, Raccoons, Firewood Insects & More

As we settle into the dead of winter, there are several pests that are still an issue for many homeowners. Some of these pests cause problems more frequently than others but none of them, you want to find in your home! Ross Environmental Solutions is here to talk about the most common winter pests that you may find yourself up against this year.

Mice & Rats

When it is cold outside, you can bet on mice and rats trying to find their way into your home. You will likely find these pests making their nests in your darkest areas of the house like the attic and basement spaces. The biggest problem you face with these small rodents is the damage they can do to your home. They are known to chew their way through pretty much anything including wires and drywall. Another problem with mice and rats is the fact that they reproduce at an alarmingly fast rate, and can take over your home in no time at all. To avoid them, you should be sealing any gaps or cracks around your home that these rodents can gain entry to your house in.


Raccoons are arguably one of the most adorable pests around. Their naturally masked faces are almost asking you to try and pet them … but don’t! Raccoons are also one of the most aggressive pests that you may see this winter. They, like mice and rats, are looking for somewhere to catch some warmth during the winter and will take up residence almost anywhere they can get into. You may find them in your crawlspace, chimney, shed and even attic when they can find a way to get into it. When making their den, they can cause significant damage to your home and shouldn’t be left alone in there. It is best to seek out the help of professionals when you come across a raccoon since they will hurt you when they feel threatened.

Firewood Pests

Who doesn’t love warming up next to a roaring fire? Many people use fireplaces and wood burning stoves during the winter to warm their homes. While they set a great ambiance, the wood you are burning could be introducing pests into your home. Firewood pests consist of carpenter ants, termites, cockroaches, spiders and more. You should always store your firewood properly to avoid letting these pests into your home. You should be stacking firewood at least 20 ft from your home and only keeping the wood you can burn through in a couple of days’ time near your home. The wood destroying insects that are found in firewood can cause significant damage to your home and are better left outside.

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If you have a problem with winter pests and no way to keep them under control, you can count on the expertise of Ross Environmental Solutions for help. We have the equipment and training to get rid of any pest you may run into this winter. Call us today!

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