Many homeowners believe that pest control isn’t important in winter. During the coldest months of the year, they reason, pest activity appears to be almost nonexistent. Unfortunately, pest problems can remain an issue year-round, and neglecting pest control in the winter can lead to serious infestations. Here are five important reasons to schedule a winter pest control appointment today.
Cold Weather Won’t Affect Pests Living in Your Walls
While the cold may have an impact on pests outdoors, the many species of insects that can make their home inside your walls will remain comfortable all winter. Winter pest control is necessary to address any possible termite, cockroach, earwig or carpenter ant infestations.
Rodents Can Get Into Your Home Through Small Holes
Rodents are capable of squeezing through very small cracks in your walls; indeed, mice have been known to fit through holes as small as a dime. Because the cold winter weather can drive rodents to seek shelter in your home, sealing off all possible entry points is important for keeping your home rodent-free.
Attics Can Act As Shelter For Spiders
Spiders often seek shelter from the cold in attics, spinning webs and leaving egg cases in your home when they do. At the onset of warm weather, any webs and cases that have been allowed to remain in your attic can form the basis for a reemerging infestation.
An Inspection in Winter Can Uncover Pest Related Issues
During the relative calm of winter, having your pest control specialist perform a thorough inspection of your home for untreated pest control issues or conditions that could increase your risk of pest problems in the future will help protect your home and prepare you for the rest of the year.
Unaddressed Cracks, Holes and Gaps Around Windows and Doors Can Become Major Issues In Spring
Even if pest populations are less active in winter, unwanted insects and rodents quickly return in the warm weather of spring. Failing to address any outstanding issues in winter can leave your home vulnerable when spring rolls around.
If you’re looking for pest control services or attic insulation in Glens Falls, Saratoga, Malta, Lake George and surrounding areas of Upstate NY call Nature’s Way Pest Control at 1(518)745-5958 or contact us online for a free quote.