What Pests Come Out in Winter?

Most pests dread the coming of winter, and so they immediately go into hibernation, while some seek warmth and shelter in people’s homes. We’re talking about pests like mice, raccoons, rats, cockroaches, and spiders.

Unless you want them as co-owners or pets, you’ll need your A-game to keep them off your home this winter. Here are some of the pests that come out in winter you should know.

  1. Ants

If you see ants, there are probably more, and they will make their way to your kitchen to get a bite of the crumbs. These nasty creatures are colonizers, and they could even inject you from your home if care isn't taken. When winter comes, they creep into your homes through tiny holes and cracks in search of food.

  1. Ladybug

Though cute, they can sometimes seek shelter in your homes during the winter. They don’t come to any harm, but the foul smell they leave behind makes them unwelcome. If you have a garden, you’d have to take some necessary measures to keep ladybugs at bay.

  1. Ticks

Some specific kinds of ticks are considered winter insects, and they make their way to your home without a need for an invitation. They bite, so keep an eye for them around the house, and make sure your pets didn’t come home with one after a walk.

  1. Cockroaches

The most annoying thing about cockroaches is the awful smell they emit. Not to forget their frightening presence, especially when they begin to fly. Since they cannot survive in colder environments, they seek refuge in your home during the winter. 

  1. Spider

Spiders are year-round insects, and the least of your favorite visitors during the winter. During this time of the year, they are seeking a warm and dark place to hide, such as your basement and dark corners.

  1. Beetles

During winter, they are searching for warmth from the cold, and they are likely to see your home as a suitable domain. You’ll find them near the water heater, or the clothes dryer due to the warmth they provide. Though they cause no harm, they can infest your home.

How to get rid of winter bug infestation

Once these nasty creatures discover a food source and heat, getting rid of them becomes World War III. Although they are numerous insecticides you can spray, they are often not suitable indoors.

To get rid of these pests, you have to get rid of food sources. Not acting fast can lead to an infestation, and that is the last thing you need. To get a better handle, you can let the professionals take care of it for you. Feel free to give us a call or fill the contact form.

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