Many homeowners believe that familiar pests have left their homes once the cold weather comes in. But the truth is, during colder months, pests and crawling insects won’t go dormant. They can still find their way into your houses. Winter can draw rodents who are searching for warmth. Not only that, there are other types of pests that you need to watch out for. Given that, you need to know the best pest control methods for the winter season.
Five Reasons You Need Winter Pest Control
Mice and rats – they need only a small crack or opening to get inside your house. They could enter through the attic and start gnawing on the wood beams, wires, electrical wires, as well as insulation.
Wood destroying insects – termites and carpenter ants can cause extensive damage to your home from the inside out and you won’t even see it until it is way too late. In case you find carpenter ants inside your house during winter, it is a sign that they’re nesting inside the floors, walls, or decaying wood.
Sealing your house – The early winter is the perfect time for Zap Pest Control Inc. to seal up all of the openings before mice find shelter inside your business or house. They would inspect the places where pipes and other utilities enter your home. A mouse could fit through an opening that is a small as a dime.
Dormant insects – several insects would hide in the basement or attic in the late fall or during early winter to escape the cold winter temperature. Cluster flies, spiders, boxelder bugs, and lady bugs will stay dormant until spring. Then once the weather starts to become warmer, they could easily look for ways to get into your living spaces.
Spider webs and nests – getting rid of webs, egg cases, and nests might assist in preventing pests from reemerging in your house once the weather becomes warmer. A few winter pests are hardwired to go back to some places however, if you remove all the reasons for them to return then you are increasing the likelihood that you are saying goodbye to them for good.
Additional Pest Control Tips
- Change loose weather stripping or mortar around the windows and basement foundation.
- Keep firewood at least 20 feet from your house. Ants and mice could make their nests in piles of wood and easily get access to your house in case the pile is closeby.
- Rodents could conceal themselves in clutter so be sure to keep storage places clean and well organized and be sure to store boxes off the floor.
- Get rid of all moisture areas including clogged drains and leaking pipes.
- Repair damaged screens in your window and install door sweeps.
- Keep crawl spaces, basements, and attics dry and well ventilated
Don’t mistake the winter season as the time for you to lay off on your pest control Myrtle Beach services. It actually gives you enough time to prepare for the warm season ahead.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need help in making sure that pests won’t make your house their home not only during winter but all throughout the year.
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