It may surprise you that you still need to watch out for pests this winter. Although many pests like flies and mosquitoes die in the winter and leave their larvae behind, most insects actually do not die. For example, ants simply go into hibernation during the colder months. Here is a list of five pests to protect your house and yard against this winter.
It is a common belief that you do not need to protect your home against pests while snow blankets the ground and ice crystals form on trees, but that is not the case. The termite can be the most destructive pest of them all, crippling the soundness of your walls throughout your house. The most destructive and well-known termite in the United States is the Subterranean termite. There are certain types of termites that breed all winter until February, ready to wreak havoc in the spring.
#2 Bed Bugs
It is no secret that bed bugs are a national nuisance and the winter time is no exception, these bugs annoy home owners all year around. When freezing temperatures set in, bed bugs burrow indoors even more. Once they find a warm place to stay, such as a mattress or even behind wallpaper, they tend to wait there until they can bug you or your holiday guests.
#3 Mice and Rats
When the wind blows flurries of snow outside, it makes us want to curl up in a blanket in front of the fireplace. Well, mice and rats want to find a warm place too. Your home is the perfect place for them to stay since they are warm and get a nice meal through crumbs on your counter or in your trash.
These critters are quite hardy, which also means they can survive the winter without much effort. All they need to survive is some food and comfortable climate conditions, both of which are aplenty in your home. They can survive without food for a whole month and a week without water. Needless to say, if you have a cockroach infestation, it would be best to call Peace of Mind Pest Control.
#5 Rasberry Crazy Ants
These ants can enter your home through holiday plants like poinsettias or live pine trees. Do not let their small size make you think they pose no threat because they will infest your home in large communities.
At the end of the day, it would be wise not to let your guard down this winter season. Protect your home against these and other pests that still pose a threat to you and your loved ones. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact Peace of Mind Pest Control today.