Ever wonder what happens to all the common pests of spring and summer once winter rolls around? Many people think that these pests simply die, but logically thinking, that wouldn’t be possible. In order to keep a species alive, they have to continuously repopulate, especially for different insect species that have relatively short lives. So, if that is the case, then where do they all go?
While you may not see as many bugs flying around or crawling on the ground, you might start seeing them closer to your home or inside your home. Common pests are searching for a warm shelter to protect them from the weather changes, and they are looking for a consistent food source. Unfortunately, your home is just the kind of paradise that pests are looking for.
But what does that mean? Is it too late? Does it make sense to get pest control services after the winter season has already started? The answer is yes, there is almost no better time to take action. Infestations grow worse and worse, so waiting any longer is never the solution. But no need to worry, Mission Pest Control is here to help year round.
At Mission, we recommend being on the lookout for:
Ants are some of the most common pests to find invading your home during the winter because they are searching for somewhere warm with food and water. Especially around the holidays, without taking proper precautions, ants are likely to feast on your leftovers. They travel in colonies, and they may make a nest beneath your home or close to an entrance that will allow them to come and go as they please.
Rats and mice are also looking for a home this time of year. They pose more of a threat to your health and the integrity of your home because they carry diseases and gnaw on pipes and other important structural components of your home. Keep an eye out for chewed up wires or gnawed spots on the walls.
Spiders may seem pretty common, and even consistent, so you may be wondering why you might want to hire a pest control expert to deal with them. In the winter, spiders will certainly try to find any way they can into your home if it means they do not have to stay outside in the cold. So, yeah, one or two spiders are harmless. But when they all begin looking for a cozy place to stay, you want to make sure that you are prepared.
Another common pest we see in the winter are roaches. Cockroach’s motivations are the same as the rest: to find shelter, food, and water. Your home makes the perfect safe haven for them, and in no time they could become a full-blown infestation. These bugs can contaminate your food and result in a food poisoning fiasco for the holidays.
Instead of waiting around or wishing the pests away, contact Mission Pest Control. We work all year long to keep your home safe from the common pests each season brings. For more information on what Mission Pest Control can do for you, check out our website for our list of services.