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Pesticide News Story:Winterize Your Home Against Old Man Winter and Pests

For Release: November 10, 2010

Many of the tasks we perform to prepare our homes for the winter season also help to keep pests from entering our homes. Insects and other pests, such as stink bugs and mice that thrive in the outdoors during the warm weather months, must seek shelter as the weather becomes colder. Our warm homes are an inviting place for pests to come in from the cold!
Pests can enter our homes through the smallest of cracks and crevices. Mice can slip through a space as small as the thickness of a pencil! A few Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tips to follow are:

For more information on controlling pests around your home, please visit our Web page, Controlling Pests, at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/index.htm.

For a FREE informational kit about controlling pests and using pesticides safely, reply to Mary-Jean Lormand (lormand.mary-jean@epa.gov) with your mailing address.

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