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Don't Let Up with Your Pest Prevention During the Colder Months

Posted on Jan 10, 2022 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

shutterstock_1679532541Pests seem to come out in full force as the spring and summer arrive. Pests that didn’t really bother you during the winter such as ants, mosquitoes, and flies, suddenly seem to be everywhere. The sudden increase in pest activity can make it seem like spring and summer are ‘pest season’. The reality is that there are number of different pests that will cause problems in your home throughout the year – even during the colder months. You cannot let up with your pest prevention efforts during the colder months because there are pests that are active all year long.

Rats and mice can get cozy in your house during the colder months

Rats and mice will continue to cause problems in your home during the colder months. In fact, your chances for getting a rodent infestation may actually increase during the colder months as rodents look for a way to get out of the colder weather. Your home can provide a cozy, temperature-controlled environment in which rodents can thrive all winter long. If you want to prevent rodents from getting into your house during the colder months, you need to stay on top of prevention efforts like keeping up with home maintenance and bring in a pest control pro for preventative treatment.

Cockroaches will remain active all throughout the year

Cockroaches are never going to give you a reprieve from their activity. If you get a roach infestation during the spring or summer, the infestation will remain active and continue to grow during the colder months. Your home can provide cockroaches with everything they need to survive – shelter, food, and water. If your home has been treated for a cockroach infestation in the past, be sure and continue with preventative treatment throughout the year to prevent them from coming back.

Termites will continue to eat away at the wood in your home

Termites will not be slowed down by colder weather. They will continue to eat away at the wood in your home. It is a big mistake to assume that termites take a break or hibernate during the winter. The weather in this part of California does not even get close to cold enough to slow down termite activity. It is unlikely that you will develop a new termite infestation during the winter – termite swarmers prefer the warmer weather – but an infestation that was already established will continue to be active during the colder months.

Don’t let up on your pest prevention efforts during the colder months. Pests are still going to try and cause problems in your home which means that you need to stay proactive in your efforts to keep them out. If you do not have pest prevention services set up for your home, reach out to the pros at San Joaquin Pest Control. You can get a free inspection and then learn about the best options for protecting your home from pests this winter and throughout the year.

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Topics: Pest Treatment Options, Homeowner, San Joaquin Valley, General Info, Commercial, Termites, Business Owners, Structural Fumigation

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