It may seem that winter is a time when nature and insects take a rest, but things are not always what they seem.
In the pest control world, there is still a lot of work to do. Pests such as ants, spiders, fleas, cockroaches, bedbugs and mice may slow down for a bit, but are not completely gone.
In fact, they continue feeding and growing through the winter months and multiplying in the comfort and warmth of our own homes.
Pest control services are suggested year round to properly identify any problems you may be having, and to eradicate the issue at hand when the pest pressure is low and in the early stages rather than wait for it to become a big problem.
Here is a list of reasons to continue your pest control services year round:
Pests living inside the walls of your home are not affected by the cold temperatures outdoors.
Termites, carpenter ants, cockroaches, earwigs and various other insects can continue to reproduce and thrive indoors as the temperatures inside are still favorable to do so.
Attics can provide shelter to other insects such as wasps and spiders as they try to escape the cold. Attics are also another common area where mice will burrow and nest in the insulation.
Rodents are able to find their way into your home if you do not have all entry points sealed off.
Inspections of your home during the winter months inside and out can lead to the identification of any conditions that might increase the risk of pest problems in the future such as the finding of gaps and entry points along the exterior where rodents may enter or branches touching the house allowing insects such as carpenter ants to enter.
Early detection and preventative treatments to entry points like doors, windows and other crevices will provide lasting protection and ready your home for the emergence of pests when the weather warms in the spring.
Removal of wasps nests, mud dauber nests along with spider webbing and egg cases will prevent them from reemerging with the warm weather.
As you can see, the world of insects and rodents does not come to a stop when the weather cools down, often time interior activity rises as the pests move in from outdoors. Winter pest control treatments are an important part of a complete pest control program to protect your home.
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