Pests that Move in During Winter Months

Winter is here, and with it comes the unwelcome presence of winter pests. These critters look to take shelter in the relative warmth of your home, bringing with them potential health risks. As temperatures continue to drop, it’s important to be proactive in preventing these pests from making their way inside.

Winter pest control is integral to keeping your home safe and healthy throughout the year. Pests such as mice, rats, cockroaches, and other unwelcome critters can thrive in your home, spreading diseases, damaging property, and contaminating food all winter. That’s why it’s important to be proactive with winter pest control measures to prevent a major infestation from happening.

You don’t want to risk yourself or your family, so take proactive steps toward dealing with a pest infestation as soon as possible.

4 Common Pests

Rodents

During winter, mice and rats often find themselves without enough food resources outdoors, which drives them to seek sustenance elsewhere. As a result, these rodents can be tempted to enter homes in search of food. This is particularly true in urban and suburban areas where abundant garbage and food remnants are available within the close vicinity of residential buildings.

Although rodents remain largely unseen, they can be quite a nuisance in our homes. Not only do we often detect their presence by finding their droppings in our cupboards, sheds, and garages, but they have been known to make noise in attics during the night. Rodents will chew on almost anything they can get their teeth into– boxes, containers, insulation, and even electrical wiring.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have become one of the most troublesome pests, now found everywhere from winter get-away resorts, single-family homes, apartments, planes, and trains, to offices. They are a growing nuisance due to their wide range of habitats and ability to hitchhike on clothing and luggage.

They especially love living in warm, dark places, such as around electrical outlets and inside joints of our bed frames. They don’t hibernate like many other insect pests; instead, they remain active all year long, can reproduce quickly, and feed on human blood.

Ants

These ants are usually pharaoh ants, a tropical species that can easily establish themselves in buildings in the Northern Hemisphere. They are difficult to spot, colonies sometimes living out their entire lives unnoticed until they have become well established. Reproducing quickly, their colonies can span several rooms in a building. These ants often cause concern due to the potential spread of disease-causing bacteria as they crawl through kitchen cupboards, food storage areas and other unsanitary places.

Cockroaches

The cockroach is one of the most resilient and adaptable creatures on the planet, able to survive in almost any environment. If you find yourself facing an infestation of cockroaches, it’s important to act quickly before the problem gets out of hand. Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, so you may not see them during the day, but their presence can be detected by scavenging and activity around food sources.

Seaside Pest Control for Inside Winter Pests

Seaside Pest Control are specialists in this field. We can help you get ahead of your winter infestation quickly.

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