During the winter, when nature seems to have shut down for a few months, it can be easy to forget about the need for pest control. We don’t see flies, gnats, spiders, and wasps during winter, and it’s easy to forget about the pests that are quietly multiplying in the dark, damp corners of our attics and basements, just waiting for a warm day. Just in case you have been lured into complacency, here’s a wake-up call – you need pest control in the winter! Here is why.
Stop Winter Damage
For many entities in the pest world, there is no such thing as dormancy. The pests may not be as active in cold weather, leading homeowners to think that the pests all froze or have gone dormant. The dirty truth is that these creatures are just breeding, waiting to become more active when the weather warms up. Even rodents known to stay exclusively outdoors, such as gophers, continue to eat and breed. The damage they cause during this time is not as obvious, and won’t be for a few more months.
Termites and mice continue to do their damage throughout the winter. They just do it indoors, where it’s nice and warm. By continuing your pest control in the winter, you can reduce winter damage that has to be made up or repaired in the spring. No one wants to spend their Spring replacing drywall and ceilings that have become saturated with mouse urine.
Prevent Spring Damage
Winter is the perfect time to get a head start on killing pests. Your pest control company can clear out nesting areas for black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders, as well as mouse and bat refuges. Often, with the creatures’ reduced activity, you’ll find that it’s a perfect time to clear out an entire population of damaging and poisonous pests. When the weather warms up, there will be a reduced population capable of spreading even further in your house and yard. With winter treatment, the populations of destructive pests are greatly reduced, presenting less of a problem in the spring.
Sealing Your Home
The winter is a great opportunity to seal your home against pests. A home inspection will reveal entry points where pests have had access to your home, outbuildings, and garden. Doors and windows, as well as plumbing fixtures and vents, can be sealed to keep any further pests from getting into your house. It will also make any treatment you have done in your house more effective.
Since many insects and rodents return to familiar territory, the winter, when they are moving more slowly, is a great time to get rid of spider webs, dirt dauber and hornet nests, or egg casings. By cleaning out any signs of infestation and treating the area, the pest control professional can discourage pests from returning to those places.
Have your pest control expert treat your home in the winter, so that pests will not find a welcoming environment when the weather warms up
To get rid of pests and keep them away, call All Solutions Pest Control.