Why Do I Need Pest Control in the Winter?
There are two seasons that are especially bad for pest problems. Spring is when all the pests hatch, have babies, reproduce like crazy, and fall is when they’re bunkering down for the cold season, hoping to emerge in spring to do it all over again. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take action during the winter. In fact, winter is a great time to make sure those pests don’t reemerge in spring by taking a few proactive measures. Depending on the types of pests, you can do a number of things to reduce the likelihood of a pest bloom come spring.
Rodents are Nesting
When the weather gets colder, rodents are going to look for cozy places to hide. That means eaves, attics, basements, garages, and roofs. Even a cold place, like the basement, is better than being out in the rain and snow. So winter is a good time to identify and expel rodents. You may not know where or how to get rid of squirrels in the attic or rats and mice in the walls, so pest control services will be your friend, even in winter.
Insects are going into their dormant phase, waiting for spring. While this means you may not realize they’re there, it also means they’re especially vulnerable. Ants, silverfish, termites, and cockroaches are hiding, slower, and avoiding activity. If you’ve had pests in the past, winter is a great time to have pest control come in and exterminate the insects that are dormant and invisible.
A lot of pests are also happy to stay active during winter, if they can find a warm and comfortable place to live. If you’re worried that you’ve got pests moving in, get in touch with pest control experts so you can knock out the pests before they get out of control again in spring.