6 Reasons to Continue Pest Control in the Winter

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6 Reasons To Continue Pest Treatment This Winter

With winter already in full swing, you may be wondering just how necessary pest control is during the colder months. While cutting winter pest control might seem like a smart way to save money in the short-term, cold weather won’t stop those pests from settling down and multiplying in your walls and the other corners of your home.

What’s more -- South Carolina isn’t exactly known for its cold winters. So, while some pests are less bothersome, others will surely be around all throughout the season.  Read on to learn the importance of winter pest control and home winterizing.


1. Pests love warmth, too!

The winter is a wonderful time to get warm by the fire. But you know who else loves keeping warm during these chilly months? Bugs! Many pests actually thrive at the same temperature we do. The walls and floorboards of your home are a much better habitat for rodents and pests than the bleak outdoors, which is why you need to put a plan in place to keep pests out this winter.

 

2. Home winterization keeps rodents away

Rodents can be a huge problem in the winter months. Without a steady supply of food or warm places to sleep, many rodents look to our homes for shelter and try to stay for good. You may think your house is sealed, but did you know that rats can fit into holes the size of a quarter, while mice can squeeze under a gap no thicker than a pencil? These rodents aren’t fun house guests. They carry diseases, chew apart electrical wires, weaken your wooden beams, and nest in your insulation.

 

3. Preventative pest control services are easier than reactive ones

Pests such as carpenter ants and termites can cause serious, expensive, and unseen damage during the winter if you skip your termite control and general pest control routine. They can easily go unnoticed until the next time you hire professional service -- or until the damage is irreparable. These pests don’t pause during winter, and neither should you! By winterizing your home, you'll reduce your chances of needing termite removal services in the future. Getting a professional to look at your home can save you time, money, and stress.

 

4. Uncover and treat dormant pest control issues

If you do decide to service your home with roach control, termite control, or rodent control on a quarterly basis, you can rest assured knowing you’ve caught any lurking pest issues before they get out of hand. It’s easy for many pests to go unnoticed in rarely used spaces like attics or basements and then invade your living spaces. Once they invade, they can run rampant and require the services of a professional.

 

5. Prevent future pest problems

Winter is the time to build your defenses and prevent future problems. When spring arrives you’ll feel safe and secure knowing that you took the winter pest control steps necessary to ensure a safe, pest-free home. Use the cold months to tidy up your home and yard, seal any openings, and address any moisture issues. All of these are great ways to keep up with home maintenance while also preventing pests.

 

6. Pest control = peace of mind

Winterizing your home and keeping up-to-date on pest control services give you an added sense of safety to enjoy the coming months. Even if you don’t think pests are going to be an issue, better safe than sorry! Contact our team if you have any questions about keeping your family comfortable and safe with adequate home pest control this winter.

 

Winter Home Pest Control

While you may think that pest control is limited to the warmer months, winter isn’t the time to pull back on pest prevention. Download our “Home Winterization Checklist” for everything you need to know about preparing your home for the winter.

You can also learn more about our packages and pricing and contact us to schedule a service for home winterization. 

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October 24, 2018


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