If you are using a Pest Control Service, hopefully pests are not camping out in your home over the winter. What a pest or insect actually does over the winter varies depending on the pest. For example a squirrel might seek shelter in your attic, but some insects go in to a pupal stage over the winter.
Insects may do two things to escape the winter cold. They either migrate and go away or they become dormant. It turns out the vast majority of insects become dormant. You may notice that even in what is officially winter in the Rockwall area, we still have some warm days. On those days, especially if we have two or three in a row of warmer weather, insects might come out of being dormant and you’ll find them flying around in the middle of winter.
How an insect handles winter is different from insect to insect. Some do try and seek shelter as they go dormant. This could be your garage, attic or another part of your home. Others may produce more sugar or other chemicals in their body to help them weather the winter temperatures.
Winter Pest ControlPest Control is important during the winter months for several reasons. Insects and rodents both tend to seek shelter during the winter months. If you stop pest control service during the winter months, you’re leaving your home open during a period when insects are seeking shelter.
Although insects become dormant they still will seek shelter in your home and therefore you should continue pest control service through the future.
For all of your pest control needs, contact us today at 972-730-7378.