3 Common Winter Pests To Look Out For

Friday, October 04, 2019

Many people assume that pests go dormant for the winter, and while that is true for some, it is not true for all. That is why as the days and nights get colder you can often see signs of pests as they move into areas closer to your home. Here are three common winter pests you may want to look out for.

Sneaky Mice

Like most rodents, mice look for shelter during the cold or wet winter months. Even the tiniest hole can let warm air flow from your home and a mouse can squeeze into an entry point the size of a dime. Once inside the building, mice are dangerous foes because of the fleas, diseases, and bacteria in their urine. To get rid of mice, you can set traps, but remember, the traps don’t eliminate the problem – the holes. Call an exterminator to locate the holes and remove the mice.

Stinky Bugs

Stink bugs are a common problem that ranks up on the list of pests near the number eight mark when choosing between one and ten! Not only are they stinky, but they love to overwinter inside your home; and to make matters worse, they use a pheromone to invite all the neighboring stink bugs to come and join the party. If you see one inside your home, call in the stink bug pest control team to get the pests out of your home.

Silky Spiders

Since there are over 35,000 species of spiders, you will probably run across a few during the winter when they seek shelter from the cold inside your home or under the edges of your siding. Most spiders are considered more of a nuisance than a deadly threat since the silky web-weavers eat a huge number of flies, mites, and other household pests.

If you find pests in your home, call for help in removing the critters or eliminating the insects. The problem won’t go away by itself; you have to give the pests a not-so-gentle push out of the door!

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