Depending on where you live and what you prefer, winter on its own can be good for some and bad for others. Regardless of how we feel about the season in general, one thing we can all agree on is our dislike for pests.
The trouble with winters however is that insects and animals tend to start looking for spots in which to roost and hole up. Attracted by the prospect of a warm and humid environment as opposed to the cold and harsh outdoors, these creatures tend to find their way into our homes.
Once in, they become our problem!
What’s this about?
We’re going to go over some common winter pests that invade our homes when the cool winds hit town! We’re also going to offer basic tips on how you might address the problem!
A number of insects migrate indoors during winters. These include:
Carpenter Ants and Termites
Carpenter ants and termites commonly begin migrating indoors around autumn. By winter, they have likely made semi permanent nests in your home. Carpenter ants tend to get into food and can even bite people from time to time causing annoying itches. Termites damage wood and paper items extensively!
Spiders also look for warmer living conditions during winters leading them to migrate indoors. Though spiders feed on other insects, some of them have venomous bites that cause swelling and discomfort.
When talking about pest control in Columbus Ohio, you do have the occasional squirrel entrance; the prime problem is none other than rodents.
These critters also begin looking for shelter during autumn. Once in, it can be pretty troublesome getting them out?
What can we do?
Use these preventive tips to stay pest free during winters:
· Start your sealing procedures by autumn
· Have an autumn extermination performed by professionals
· Make sure any holes or spaces or other pest entry points are sealed shut
· Keep your indoor dustbins clean and your outdoor dumpster lids shut
· Have your doors and windows screened with net or mesh
· Mulch, soil and other organic material should be at a distance from any home wood structures.
· Pesticides can help but they can also be lethal around pets and children
So you forgot to do the things mentioned above during autumn because no one gave you a heads up! No worries! If you’re looking for the best extermination services in the Columbus Ohio area, visit our site and let us put an end to your pest problem!
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