It’s wintertime, and for many of us, that means bundling up in our coziest sweaters, sipping on hot cocoa, and staying warm and comfortable inside our homes. The temperature outside is frigid, and it may seem like pests have disappeared when they are just hiding until the weather warms. In this blog, our experts want to educate you about common household pests that can survive the winter and why you should still treat your home for them during the winter.
Why You Need Your Home Treated for Pests During the Winter
You might think ants would perish in the cold weather, but they don’t mind it too much. If you see ants in your home during the winter, don’t brush it off as a seasonal nuisance. They’re there to stay and can cause damage to your home. That’s why it’s essential to treat your home for ants year-round so they don’t have a chance to build their nests and cause further damage.
Rodents don’t hibernate during the winter, so they’re always looking for a warm place to nest. And where do you think they’re going to find that warmth? You guessed it—your home! Suppose rodents manage to get into your home. In that case, they can cause severe damage by chewing through wires and insulation and can also spread diseases like Salmonella and Hantavirus through their droppings. That’s why it’s crucial to have your home treated for rodents before they can make themselves at home inside your home.
While these annoying bloodsuckers seem to have disappeared during the cold weather, they are lying in wait until the weather warms. Additionally, the females have laid their eggs around your home and will hatch during the spring. Treating your home during winter is vital to avoid swarms of mosquitoes from ruining your spring and summer cookouts. This kills the mosquitoes hiding in warm places and eradicates the unhatched eggs, drastically reducing their numbers.
Cockroaches are among the most resilient pests, as they can live without food or water for months at a time! And while they may not be as active in colder temperatures, they can still survive the winter by taking refuge in warm places like your home. If you have cockroaches in your home, getting rid of them as soon as possible is essential, so they don’t have a chance to reproduce, which happens at record speed. Cockroaches can contaminate food and spread diseases like E. coli and Salmonella, so it’s best to nip them in the bud before they have a chance to cause any problems.
Even though pests are less active during the winter, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to prevent them from infesting your home. Pests can cause severe damage to your property and spread diseases year-round.
At Econex Pest Management, our pest control professionals can help you identify which pests are most likely to cause problems in your area and recommend a treatment plan to keep them at bay all year long. Contact us online or give us a call today! (888) 508-4205