While it is a fact that the majority of pest clear out with the onset of the cooler winter months, mainly because the low temperatures have an effect on their metabolisms, there are still more than a few reason to maintain pest control vigilance for your home.
Here are a few tips from MTB Pest Control that can make sure nothing untoward makes its home in your home:
The first thing that we should mention is that people like to keep their houses warm during the cold months of winter. Which means that your house will never really be as cold as it is outdoors, and aren’t we all thankful for that. However, this comfortable little increase in temperature can actually make it so pest survive the winter inside of your home. Therefore, even though pests should be clearing out during the winter, you could actually be inviting them in to your home.
The second thing most home owners do not consider is that there are a number of pests that like to hibernate during the winter season. And if hibernation is their thing, then they will need a nice and stable environment to do it, an environment just like a nice and temperature controlled house. There are a few animals, like bats which hibernate during the winter and like to find little niches to spend the long months. Often you will find them in places like attics, chimneys, and so on. There are also a few other animals that will stay near a homestead because food becomes scare elsewhere. And these pest only need a little opening to make a living in a crawlspace or a garage.
Now is the time to make sure your house is set up for the winter months ahead. Preventative pest control will help insure that your home remains pest free during a potentially dangerous time of the year. This will also make sure that any sort of dormant eggs or nests in your home are removed before they become a huge problem. While there is no specific time that might be best to start, better now than later is usually a good rule of thumb. Pests can be a nuisance during the best of times, not to mention when you are stuck inside with them for a whole season.