Whether you do your own pest control or utilize a professional pest service, you have probably asked yourself how necessary winter pest control is. As annoyances like mosquitos and ticks temporarily disappear, it might seem like a good idea to save some time and money and skip out on pest control during the winter months. However, we have come up with 5 important reasons why you shouldn’t:
- Pests want to be inside for the same reasons you do.
No one like the cold. This includes insects and rodents. So all those critters that are normally content with hanging out in your yard, sheds, gardens, and other outdoor shelters, will start to seek other places to hole up in as the weather gets colder.
- Scarce food outside makes your house more attractive.
As food becomes scarce outside, inside your home becomes an inviting place. Those pests who were content to search for food elsewhere will now be focused solely on getting into your home. If you are not continually monitoring for any cracks, crevices, holes, or other gaps (big or small) you are leaving yourself open to these unwanted houseguests.
- Pests can thrive indoors.
Pests such as termites, carpenter ants, cockroaches, and many other insects thrive in the winter indoors. With the warm indoor temperatures, they often remain active and can do serious damage to your house or pose serious health threats while your back is turned.
- Removing nests when dormant is easy & effective preventative maintenance.
If you have wasp nests, spider webs, egg cases, or other nest types on your property, removing them when they are dormant is always safer than during peak season. Plus, it prevents the insects and critters from coming back once the weather warms up.
- Lack of winter pest control leads to more service calls in the spring.
Ever wonder why spring time is the busiest season for pest control? It is because many of the infestations you notice in the spring actually started occurred during the winter in walls, attics, basements, and crawl spaces. While you were lax in your winter pest control regimen mice, spiders, cockroaches, and other insects enjoyed a nice cozy place to feed, breed, and multiply. In these cases, a problem that could have been nipped in the bud, becomes a serious issue come spring time.
Think of all the headache and damage to your home you can prevent by keeping up your pest control regimen through the winter! OPC Pest Control is always here to help tackle your pest problems year round. Give us a call today at 518-877-6425 to learn how affordable our pest control service packages can be.