If you believe pests go inactive or die due to icy-cold weather, you are mistaken! With winter comes a number of pest invasion problems for American households and commercial spaces. As the temperature drops down, these tiny critters crawl into the warm and comfort of your home.
Your home serves as the best source of food and shelter and helps these pests sustain themselves through the harsh weather; they also get an abundance of hiding places. This makes it difficult to know their presence and remove them.
Want to know who these troublemakers? Listed below are some of these pests that may pay you’re a visit this winter.
- Carpenter Ants
If you see a few carpenter ants flying around anywhere in your house, don’t turn a blind eye towards them. It is quite likely that there may be a carpenter ant nest within your home. As they mate and grow rapidly in winter, winged carpenter ants may expand through the wood and cause serious structural damage over time.
- Rats and Mice
Rodent invasion is the most common problem among homeowners. These notorious creatures pop into your home through holes and crevices for food and warmth. Rats and mice pose serious damage to both health and property as their filthy bodies are a host of germs and infections. With their sharp teeth, they can create passages through wood and gnaw on electrical wires.
- Cluster Fly
Cluster flies are a real annoyance when they enter your home. Usually found outdoors, they may get into your home during winter. Cluster flies flock to attics or nest on windows, thus the name!
- Fruit Fly
These tiny flies can sneak into your space hiding in fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruit flies feed on overripe fruits, vegetables, fermenting liquids such as alcohols and soft drinks, and other foods in the garbage and drains.
- Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can survive extreme temperatures, which makes it difficult to get rid of them. That’s why winter is the most favorable season for bed bugs to occur within your property. They hide in mattresses, carpets, and in crevices within wooden furniture. Bed bugs survive on blood that they draw by stinging humans and animals.
Spiders weave their webs in secluded, undisturbed places of your property such as closets, crawl spaces, attics, and basements. Found in a variety of species, spiders can be really threatening as some of them are venomous and can sting humans. They may even crawl in window moldings, boxes, ceiling corners, and in rarely-worn clothing and shoes.
Cockroaches prefer small areas that are near food and moisture and are usually found in bathrooms and kitchens. They are dirty little creatures that can spread bacteria and germs, contaminating your food and surroundings. They cause allergies and can even worsen asthma problems, especially in children.
- Firewood Pests
Winter is a season when we love to light a fire in fireplaces and store wood for the purpose. However, what we don’t know is that it can be an invitation for many wood-boring pests such as termites, beetles, and many others.
If any of these pests are inside your home, Presidential Pest Control can help you rid your property of pests quickly and effectively. We offer practical solutions at highly affordable prices.