As we are headed into the coldest month we have experienced thus far this winter, many of us are forgetting about the pests that plagued us during the summer months. While it can be easy to put pest control on the back burner when you aren’t spending much time outside, it is important to remember that many pests are still looking for ways into your home during the winter. Effective Pest Services is here to talk about pests that are going to continue to be a problem even when it’s cold outside.
Pests That are Still a Problem in Your House During Winter
You may not have a wasp or mosquito buzzing around your head during the winter, but there are still pests that you can’t forget about either. Here are some of the most common pests you will still have to guard against when the weather is at its coldest.
– Rodents: Rodents are the biggest threat to your home during the winter. They will go to far lengths to get within the walls of your home to get warmth and food. Mice and rats can fit through extremely small openings too, which can make keeping them out a serious challenge. Mice can fit through an opening the size of a dime while a rat only needs a hole the size of a quarter to squeeze themselves right in. The damage that they can do when they do get into your home can be devastating. This is why it’s so important to ensure they don’t get in to begin with using exclusion methods.
– Cockroaches: If there is a food source and moisture, cockroaches can be a problem during the winter as well. You will usually find cockroaches in the dark corners of your kitchen, waiting for the sun to go down so that they can find something to eat. Fixing any leaks and following proper sanitation in your kitchen and bathroom areas can go a long way in preventing these pests.
– Spiders: While many spiders aren’t a threat to your safety, they can still be annoying. If there are any black widow spiders or brown recluse spiders in your home, you need to get rid of them as soon as possible as their bite can be dangerous to humans. They usually hide in corners, boxes, basements, attics and crawlspaces as they like to avoid human contact just as much as you want to avoid them. When you stay on top of the overall pest population in your home, it also helps to keep spiders away as this is their food source.
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If you have any pest problems in your home this winter, you can call on the pest professionals at Effective Pest Services to help solve your pest woes. We have the training and experience to deal with even the worst pest infestations imaginable. Call us today!