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Can Pest Activity Pick Up in Your Home During the Winter?

Posted on Jan 24, 2022 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

shutterstock_639133741Summertime and bug activity are two things that go hand-in-hand. It is easy to notice the increase in mosquito and ant activity as the weather warms up. During the winter, the activity level of some types of pests decreases or stops completely. Unfortunately, there is some pest activity that continues on beyond the summer months and may even seem to pick up during the winter. Some types of pests will continue to cause you problems in the winter. Your home is an ideal space for pests like rodents and roaches to spend the cooler months because it provides the shelter, water, and food they need to survive.


Your home can provide pests with shelter during the winter. The temperature-controlled environment of your house can protect pests from harsh winter weather and other elements. There is nothing you can do to make your home less inviting for pests. The things that make it comfortable for you also make it comfortable for pests. You can, however, make it more difficult for pests to get inside. A simple way to make it more difficult for pests to find their way into your home is to seal up any breaches you find around the exterior of your home.


Water is another element that can keep pests around during the winter. Pests like roaches and rodents are drawn to homes that provide them with easy access to water. A leaking pipe or standing water in the sink can provide pests with all the water they need to thrive inside your home during the winter. Take care of water issues around your house as soon as possible in order to minimize your chances of seeing pest activity pick up this winter.


Food is another factor when it comes to pest activity during the winter. When pests have easy access to food inside of your house they will stick around and remain active all year long. An overflowing trashcan, crumbs on the floor, spills inside your pantry, or food scraps on plates in the sink all provide pests with easy access to food. Cleaning up spills promptly, taking out the trash regularly, and disposing of food waste properly will all help in your efforts to keep pests out of your home during the winter.

Your fight against pest infestations has to go on all throughout the year because some pests never stop causing problems. Winter may give you a reprieve from some pests but not from them all. You can get help with pest control and prevention this winter from the pros at San Joaquin Pest Control in Visalia. Get started on the process of protecting your home from pests by going online to schedule a free pest inspection.

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Topics: Pest Treatment Options, Homeowner, San Joaquin Valley

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