Everyone knows bugs die off during the winter, and many furry pests hibernate through the cold months. Because of this, it’s easy to ask why you should continue pest control visits during this part of the year. Here are a couple of pest issues to consider when heading into the winter months.
It’s always spring inside
If there are pests inside of your home, they’re not likely to be impacted by the cold weather, since the interior of your home is always a pleasant temperature. Some pests may actually move indoors during this time, seeking to escape the harsh temperatures outside. Your attic space can provide a haven for spiders and rodents looking for shelter.
In fact, seeing a pest or two inside your home during the summer may not be cause for alarm – it’s entirely possible they wandered in when a door was left open a little too long. But spotting them inside your home during the winter is almost certainly a sign that a nest has been built inside your house.
Rodents are estimated to infest some 21 million homes each winter in the US, and because of their high potential for carrying disease and damaging property, reliable rodent control is a critical tool to help keep them out.
Time for inspection
The winter months are an ideal time for your pest control specialist to inspect your home and prepare for the reemergence of pests in the spring thaw. We can thoroughly assess any potential entry points and seal them before pests have an opportunity to get into your home.
Pests can get into your home through gaps in your siding, openings in your eaves, or the opening in your chimney. Identifying and correcting these issues can save you time, money, and hassle when pests return full force in the spring.
We know it’s tempting to let your pest control concerns slide in the winter months, but attentive pest control is a year-round concern. Call (866) 802-7378 today for an appointment.
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