As you’ve probably heard over the years, pest control in the winter is just a waste and not really worth it because pests will just, “go away” right? Well the truth of the matter is, getting winter pest services are just as important as any other time of the year, if not more valuable we’d say.
So Why Are Winter Services So Important You Ask?
When the temperatures start to dip and the cooldown and winter begins, pests such as rodents, spiders and insects do not just vanish into thin air. Pests and insects of all kinds do not “fly south” for the winter or simply “disappear” into the brush in your backyard. As a matter of fact these little critters are highly motivated to find a safe, secure and warm, winter home. They don’t care if it’s inside your own home, your attic, your basement, your garage, even your business. Believe it or not but pests are not picky, if they can find a way inside your home and are not disturbed, they will stay as long as they can.
Most people out there know that rodents such as mice are notorious for coming into your home when the temps drop so they can stay warm and cozy and make their nests throughout your home. We all know that mice can cause major problems to your home if they go unnoticed all winter. Some of the problems they can cause are, nesting in insulation (which will have to be completely replaced if they cause too much damage), chewing the wires throughout your house can create fire hazards, sneaking into your pantry and helping themselves to all of your food. That doesn’t even account for all the urine and mice droppings they leave all over the place. Most people know that mice urine and droppings can lead to some serious health problems, and when you clean it up it should always be done properly and with care.
Bigger Pest Problems:
One of the biggest concerns though is that pests can cause serious damage to the structure of a building. Termites and carpenter ants are a major concern to wood which can cause a lot of headaches and money. The problem that arises though is that both of these wood destroying pests can be difficult to notice at first and when you do it can be too late at that point. These little pests are more often than not inside your walls, your attics and even in your crawl spaces. The best thing to do is to hire a certified pest professional to do a thorough interior inspection in all of these places at least once a year. If we discover these little pests we can properly identify them and we can plan a treatment plan to gain control over the situation and save your structure from further and continued damage. With these pests, it doesn’t really matter what the weather is like outside; whether it’s a hot summer or coldest of winters, the damage will always be nonstop.
Keep in mind, winter pest services are just as, if not more important as any other time of the year. You can save a lot in expenses and costly treatments and repairs by taking care of the problem before it even starts.