As the winter chill sets in, we all love to cozy up indoors with a warm beverage and a good book. But did you know you might not be the only one seeking shelter in your home? That’s right. Winter also invites a variety of unwelcome guests into our homes — pests!
Have you ever wondered why pests pick YOUR home for their winter hibernation? The answer is simple: survival. Like humans, pests seek warmth, food, and shelter during harsh winter conditions. Your home offers all these in abundance, making it an attractive hideout for these creatures.
Cracks, crevices, and small openings around windows, doors, or walls are like open invitations for these creatures. They can easily make their way indoors and settle down comfortably. Additionally, some pests can even hitchhike on items you bring inside your home, such as firewood or potted plants. Once they find their way inside, they can multiply at an alarming rate, leading to a full-blown infestation that can cause significant property damage and health risks — some that you may not even know about.
While different regions may indeed have specific pests that are unique to their geographical location, certain unwelcome guests have proven to be universally common across the country. These persistent invaders don’t discriminate and are likely to be found in homes regardless of where you live. From the chilly northern states to the milder southern climates, these pests find ways to survive and thrive. Here is a list of a few common culprits that you’re likely to encounter during the colder months, no matter which part of the country you call home:
Now that we’ve identified why pests might choose your home as their winter hideaway and which types of creatures you should be on the lookout for, it’s time to turn our attention to taking preventative measures. After all, understanding the problem is only half the battle — the next step is to take action. Prevention is key when it comes to pest control, and there are several proactive steps you can take to deter these unwelcome guests from settling in your home during the colder months:
Winter should be a time of joy, warmth, and celebration, not a time for battling pests. At Bust-A-Bug Pest Management, we understand this and are committed to helping you enjoy a pest-free winter.
We offer comprehensive residential pest control services for homeowners in Contra Costa County, CA, and the surrounding areas. Our team of experts is trained to handle various types of pests, including rats, ants, mice, bed bugs, and cockroaches! Contact Bust-A-Bug Pest Management today to schedule winter pest services!