Homeowners are often baffled when they make it through the entire summer without a single pest incident but find themselves practically overrun by insects and rodents once the cold weather hits. What’s behind this phenomenon? Simply put, pests and rodents dislike the cold just as much as humans do. As the temperature drops, these creepy critters seek refuge and food indoors. Unfortunately, all too often, this means a number of uninvited guests in your facility.
Wondering what to expect during the upcoming months? Unsure which pests to take preventative measures against? Want to get started on winter pest prevention, but don’t know how? Here’s your Winter Pest Cheat Sheet. It’s everything you need to know about winter pest control.
Winter Pest Cheat Sheet: Who Will Be In YOUR Building This Winter?
Winged Carpenter Ants: Seeing a flying ant in the summer and seeing a flying ant in the winter are very different things. During the summer, it’s a mild inconvenience. Ants will come and go. During the winter months, it’s often an indicator of a nest that only an experienced pest management technician will be able to eradicate. Call immediately if spotted!
Mice: A typical house mouse can fit through a hole in the wall the size of a dime and cause a litany of trouble. One often overlooked mouse-related problem is fire. Chewing on electrical wires is a common hobby for your typical house mouse and damaged wires are serious fire hazards. If you hear scratching, see a mouse or suspect rodents, call a professional today!
Rats: A quarter sized hole, combined with a significant dip in outdoor temperature, can result in a rat infestation that leaves your entire facility susceptible to rodent dropping-related illnesses. More aggressive than their mouse counterparts, these rodents need to be managed with assurance and speed. Call a professional before droppings contaminate your building!
Regardless of the pest in question, calling a pest management technician is often the only way to solve the problem for the rest of the season. Call our team today for a consultation and plan of action for your facility.