Once winter arrives to Massachusetts, countless people automatically assume that the need for pest control diminishes. Unfortunately, the winter cold does not kill pests, and neither does it cause all pests to go into hibernation. In fact, some of the most troublesome pests are those that like to live inside our homes, and these generally aren’t affected the cold in winter because virtually everyone has heating in their homes. To make matters even worse, many pests which are usually happy to be outdoors, tend to seek refuge indoors when winter arrives.
If you are thinking about discontinuing your routine pest control during winter as a means of saving some money, think again, because as many South Shore people have already discovered, the damage which can be caused by pests can end costing considerably more than routine pest control. Apart from damage to your property, some pests can also cause a wide range of health problems.
Here are the top 5 reasons why pest control should not be discontinued during the winter months:
1. Any pests that happen to be living in the walls of your home are generally not at all affected by the cold weather outside your home.
2. Many pests, including ones such as earwigs; carpenter ants; termites, and cockroaches actually thrive indoors during the winter.
3. Rodents such as mice and rats can, and almost certainly will try to get into your home if they discover any openings.
4. Insects such as hornets; wasps, and spiders will often try to gain entry to your attic in a bid to escape the cold weather.
5. A reliable pest control company can carry out a meticulous inspection of your property, based on their knowledge and expertise relating to winter pest control.
A few wasps and spiders living in your attic is probably a not a big deal, but, once they have moved in, they generally don’t like to move out again, even when the summer arrives. Rats and mice are very similar, and if they are managing to find food in your home during winter, they too are likely to carry on hanging around after winter has passed.