Home Pest Control Services in Winter Help Prevent Pest Infestation

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Are you thinking of taking a break from pest control services in winter? Think again. Winter is the time when you won’t find pests outdoors in your yard, because it’s cold.  Like all habitats, pests too, look for warm places to survive winter; and there is no better place than your home! That’s why it is essential to focus on pest extermination, especially in cold weather!

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Termites are the Biggest Threat

The warm environment of your home can be the perfect place to help the communities of pests breed, feed, and multiply. This can be hazardous to health, and may cause skin allergies, such as redness, itchiness, or welts, depending on the type of pests present. The biggest threats to a household are termites and carpenter ants as the damage they do is invisible. The damage can be identified only through a physical inspection to find any evidence of their presence.

 

Followed by Rodents, Rats, Argentine Ants

Argentine ants, rodents and rats along with other insects can be a big nuisance during winters for homeowners. They live, breed, grow and multiply in a very short span of time, penetrating into the nooks and crannies of your home. It is best to have a regular, seasonal inspection to keep them out of your home because it is tough to control them.

What Should You Do?

  • Preventive Measures - To avoid having winter pest troubles, it is good to take preventive measures such as ensuring your home is squeaky clean. Make sure all rugs and pillows are well ventilated. Also, ensure areas that don’t get enough natural light should be aerated, especially the attic. The attic is one of the places that stays closed for long periods of time. It’s more susceptible to pest penetration such as rodents, termites and other insects.
  • Pest Control Professional - After all preventive measures are exhausted and you still find pests in your home, it’s time to call a pest exterminator who will inspect your home and recommend a suitable pest treatment. Home Pest Control is trusted to provide long-term and effective pest control solutions for homeowners and families.

 

How Do Pest Control Professionals Help?

Pest control professionals use different treatments and methods to free your home off all sorts of pests. During the winter, homeowners become increasingly concerned about possible pest penetration in their homes.

In cold, wet weather, treatments are done usually done around the foundation of a home. The treatment areas are often areas those that are covered and away from moisture. Areas that are exposed to some moisture, whether due to light rain or other reason are also treatable. In case of heavy rainfall, or extremely wet weather such as snowfall or storms, the treatment has to be postponed to a later date, else it is not effective.

Written By: Home Pest

December 6, 2017


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