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Pest Winter Behaviors mean Increased Indoor Activity
As the winter season sets in and temperatures drop, have you ever wondered what pests do during this time? Contrary to popular belief, pests don’t simply disappear or hibernate during the winter months. In fact, many pests exhibit behaviors that could lead to increased infestations in our homes. In this post, we’ll explore what pests do in the winter and how that can result in unwanted visitors in our living spaces.
The Winter Survival Strategies of Pests
While some pests may indeed seek shelter and remain dormant during the winter, others actively look for warmer environments to survive. For example, rodents like mice and rats are known for seeking shelter in homes, garages, or sheds to escape the cold. These creatures can squeeze through small cracks and crevices, making it easy for them to find their way indoors.
Likewise, insects such as ants, spiders, and cockroaches may use the warmth and protection of homes to survive the winter. They seek out food, water, and shelter, making our homes an attractive destination.
Preventing Winter Infestations
To avoid winter infestations, it’s essential to take proactive measures to make your home less appealing to pests. Here are some tips:
- Seal up cracks and entry points: Inspect your home for any cracks, gaps, or openings that pests can use as entry points. Seal them up with caulk or weatherstripping to deny pests easy access.
- Keep a clean and tidy home: Regularly clean up spills, crumbs, and food debris that may attract pests. Store food in airtight containers and promptly remove trash from your home.
- Eliminate moisture: Pests are attracted to moisture, so fix any leaks or water issues in your home. Ensure proper drainage and ventilation to prevent excess moisture buildup.
- Declutter your surroundings: Piles of clutter, such as stacked firewood, give pests hiding places. Keep firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and remove any unnecessary debris or clutter from your property.
Schedule a Free Pest Inspection
Despite our best efforts, pests can still find their way inside our homes during the winter. That’s why it’s crucial to schedule a free pest inspection with a reputable pest control service like Ecola Termite and Pest Control. Their expert technicians can identify any active infestations or vulnerabilities in your home and recommend targeted treatment options to eliminate pests.
Don’t let pests ruin your winter comfort! Contact Ecola Termite and Pest Control at 800-471-BUGS (2847) to schedule your free pest inspection and take the necessary steps to keep your home pest-free this season.