Winter Season Pest Control Services
You may not think that as the winter season starts that there is still a need for residential pest control services. While it’s true that a lot of pests may die or hideaway during the winter, other pests might find your home a good place to escape from the cold. Here’s what you need to know about winter pests.
Why Winter Pest Control?
Pests can cause damage to your home and can increase dirt and grime with the droppings that they can leave. Wintertime pests can also be more dangerous than commonly found pests in summer and spring. Larger pests like rodents are known to carry disease and insects may aggravate allergies or even asthma. Pests are already unwelcome guests, but it’s even harder to avoid the effects of these pests during winter when we’re stuck inside for most of the day.
Winter is also a great time to get preventative pest control treatments in your home. Sealing entry potential entry points and applying pesticides can help protect your home against pests in seasons to come.
Common Wintertime Pests
Mice, rats, spiders, cockroaches, and boxelder bugs are all known to enter homes in search of warmth during Ontario winters. There are a few preventative measures that you can take to ward off these pests, though:
- Seal up any openings to the outside
- Clean and vacuum regularly
- Don’t leave food out
- Fix any leaking pipes or faucets
Of course, sometimes pests will still get in. Look out for teeth marks, feces, insect casings, dead bugs, spider webs, and pest sightings for signs of an infestation, especially in the darker corners of your home.
Professional Winter Pest Control from ASAP Pest Control
If you think you have an infestation or the start of one, it’s best to call a professional. ASAP Pest Control is happy to help take care of any pest problems you may have and will help you fortify your home against future pests as well. Contact us today to learn more about our services or about how to schedule a consultation.