Generally, winter is not a season to worry about pests as much, as a lot of creatures are in hibernation. However, there are some pests that will seek out shelter in a warmer place, which could end up being your home.
Keeping that in mind, read on to discover more about some of the most common winter pests. As well as details on when is the right time to call a pest control company for assistance.
During the colder months, cockroaches and flies are on the lookout for some shelter so they can wait out the winter season. As a result, a lot of them will come inside homes. Cockroaches in particular, can transmit infectious diseases, and thus as soon as you notice a problem you will need to call in pest control.
Mice will tend to follow suit once bugs make their way into your home. Mice can quite literally destroy your home. They will make nests in your cavities. Chew holes in your woodwork. And can cause some serious damage by eating through wiring.
Rats carry a number of infectious diseases. Such as E.coli, Cryptosporidiosis, Tuberculosis, and Salmonella. Which is why professional pest control is a must.
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Other pests you need to keep a lookout for are hornets and wasps. While they are not winter pests, queen hornets and wasps look for places to hibernate in the winter. And once the cold starts to shift they will build a new nest, and then you could have a serious problem on your hands.
Now you know a bit more about some of the pests you need to be wary of during the winter months.
So, when do you call a pest control company? Here are some tips to follow:
You’ve seen the problem with your own eyes
If you have seen a number of cockroaches or mice in your home, this is, of course, the most obvious sign that you need professional assistance.
As touched upon, a lot of these pests carry diseases. And thus if you suspect there is a problem and someone has come down with an allergy in your home, you really do need to get it investigated.
Finally, one of the clearest signs of a pest issue is home damage. Look out for gnawing and other damage to the wood in your property in particular.
So there you have it. Some information on the pests that may make their way into your property during the winter months. If you notice any signs of a pest infestation, it is always better to get in touch with the professionals sooner rather than later. After all, you do not want the issue to get worse and worse!