Jan092015

"Winter Pest Control – 7 Reasons Why!"

Contrary to popular belief, pests are still present in your home in the winter. They do not just freeze and die. Pests such as: black widow spiders and other spiders, ants, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, fleas, rats and mice can still infest your home.

Reasons for winter pest control are:

  1. Pests living inside the walls of your home are not affected by the cold temperatures outdoors.

  2. Termites, carpenter ants, cockroaches, earwigs and many other insects can thrive indoors because the weather is always pleasant.

  3. Attics provide shelter to other insects such as wasps and spiders trying to escape the cold.

  4. Rodents can find their way into your home if all entry points are not sealed off.

  5. When a technician performs a meticulous inspection of your home, inside and out, you're insured that no pest related issues are present and that any conditions that might increase the risk of future pest problems are identified.

  6. Inspecting and/or treating entry points like doors, windows, and peepholes provide lasting protection and ready your home for the emergence of pests in the spring.

  7. When a technician removes spider webs, egg cases, wasp nests, and dirt dauber nests, these insects are prevented from reemerging when the weather warms.

For anyone considering canceling your pest control service during the winter season as a cost-saving measure might consider the fact that you're giving these insects and rodents a head start for the spring.

Remember, performing comprehensive winter pest control treatments to insure that your home is protected year round sends those invasive pests searching elsewhere for warmth and shelter.