Winter weather pest control is officially here. Rockwall dropped below freezing this week and although we will likely be in the 60’s in a few days, winter and cold weather causes pest control issues for many homeowners.
Warm Homes Attract Pests
Winter weather isn’t fun for pests either. And your warm house is a prime target for them to take refuge in. Pests enjoy being comfortable, just as we do, so keeping your pest control service going all year is a must.
Outdoor Pests Head Inside During the Winter
It isn’t uncommon for a racoon, opossum or squirrel to infiltrate an attic or garage during the summer months. However, it is more common in the winter. Food may be harder to find for them and again, your home is warm, which is drastically different that the below freezing temperatures we experienced this week in Rockwall.
Cold Weather Makes Detection More Difficult
During the winter months, termites and carpenter ants can be pushed deeper in to your home due to the cold weather. This makes it harder to find and detect these insects that can cause serious damage to a home. Again, another reason to make sure your pest control service is continued all year.
Winter weather does change insect and rodent movement. They begin to move in…in to your home. If you have any unwelcome guests, give us a call. We can trap animals in your garage or attic, spray for insects or conquer any other pest control need you may have.