Posted on Jan 21st 2021
While the presence of flies, mosquitoes and ants is common during the summer months, there are a different set of pests that show up when temperatures drop. As you and your family spend more time indoors and out of the cold, it's important to ensure your home is safe and free from pests. Some of the most common pests that homeowners encounter in the winter include:
Rats and mice seek warmth in the cold winter months. These tiny rodents can squeeze in your home through even the smallest of cracks, so it is important to regularly inspect your home for entry sites. All cracks, holes, and areas around pipes should be sealed with caulk and basements, crawlspaces, and roofs regularly checked for holes. Rodents carry bacteria, viruses and other germs that can cause allergic reactions or infections.
Dirty, disease-ridden, and unsightly, there's a reason that cockroaches have a bad reputation. Seeing one of these fast-moving bugs dart across your kitchen or bathroom floor is enough to make you scream. Cockroaches need moisture to survive, so it's important to check for leaks around your home.
In the home, spiders are often found in basements, attics, and other dark, undisturbed places. Spiders can multiply quickly, leading to an infestation if not effectively exterminated. The United States is home to two venomous spiders, the black widow and the brown recluse. A bite from one of these home invaders can send someone to the hospital.
While certain pests are more likely to show up in abundance in one season than others, all pests are a year-round threat. Pest control should be an active part of your home maintenance protocol so you and your family remain safe. From poisonous bites and stings to infectious diseases, pests pose various threats to humans. In addition to health threats, pests also cause property damage. Don't let these uninvited guests take over your home!
If you're searching for rodent control or a professional exterminator for any winter pests, Edge is here to help. We also offer a Pest Protection Program that prevents pests from becoming an issue. There are a few steps you can take as a homeowner to prevent pests from taking winter refuge in your home. With preventative home measurements and professional pest inspections, you'll be pest-free year round.