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Bugs Look for Warm Places in the Winter

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Insects are cold-blooded, which means the cold weather of Old Man Winter can make them miserable. As such, they look for warm places to nest in the winter to protect themselves. Unfortunately, those warm places could be your home, your garage, or your trees. We can help prevent winter infestations by inspecting your property and repairing areas where the insects will nest.

Problem Areas

For example, if you have cracks in your home’s exterior, the insects will make their way into your home. If the cracks are large enough, you may also end up with rodents in the house. Another thing that can attract insects is wood rot. It is easy to burrow into wood that is damaged or diseased. As such, it is important to have any damaged wood replaced and diseased trees removed.

Insects can also make their way through doors and windows that do not fit. If there is any space between the doors and their jambs, the bugs will be happy to take advantage of this space. If the window frames are splitting or the windows have warped, the bugs can enter your home this way, too. They can also infest your garage if the door allows for too much space around it.

Problem Insects

There are a handful of insects that are known to infest homes in the winter. As such, we are trained to detect these insects and ensure they cannot make it past our exterior pesticide barrier of your home. Specifically, our pesticide can repel and prevent infestations of

  • Ants
  • Boxelder beetles
  • Cluster flies
  • Conifer seed bugs
  • Elm leaf beetles
  • Ladybugs
  • Mosquitoes
  • Mourning cloak butterflies
  • Spiders
  • Stink bugs
  • Wasps
  • Whiteflies
  • Yellowjackets

Some of these bugs may decide to stay outside but infest your property. For example, wasps and yellowjackets will build nests in the trees close to your home so they can take advantage of the heat that emanates from it. As always, mosquitoes will breed in pools of water.

Infestations

You may or may not know that your home has been infested. If the infesting insect is ants, you will see them crawling all over your kitchen counters. If the infesting insects are spiders, they may build their webs in hidden spaces, which is why you should never reach where you cannot see.

We can make sure your home stays free of winter pests, including those who nest outside and spiders. Call us today for a home inspection and pest control treatment.

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