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Why You Still To Need Worry About Pest Control During an Elizabethtown Winter

January 23, 2020


There’s a common misconception that pests disappear along with the summer heat. During the winter, Elizabethtown can get quite cold. Dealing with cold means we don’t need to deal with pests, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t true. Pests can be just as active during the winter as they are in the summer. But it’s a different group of pests this time of year. You probably won’t see a lot of mosquitoes, but you may see more mice. Let’s take a look at what pests might cause problems for you this winter.

a mouse eating food inside an elizabethtown kentucky home

Winter Pests

It is true that some pests lay eggs and then die when the cold hits. Other pests hibernate during the winter. However, some pests remain as active as ever. But the pests that don’t hibernate in the winter don’t love the cold. They may be actively trying to get inside your home for warmth. This is especially true of rodents. Rats, and mice may be sneaking in for shelter.
 
Other pests might not care as much about warmth but may come in for food. Fleas will likely appear with rodents. Spiders are cold-blooded so don’t need warmth, but they will follow other pests inside in order to find an easy meal. Cockroaches need the warmth of your home in order to survive, and termites might sneak into your walls because of the increased moisture.

Pests in Your Home

Now that you know what pests may get inside, and why, you can see why you still need pest control in the winter. It’s important to remember that winter in Kentucky usually means increased levels of moisture. Whether it’s raining or snowing, the moisture outside can damage the exterior of your home. The more damage, the easier it is for pests to get inside.

Winter Pest Protection

So, how do you protect your home from these winter pests? Ideally, you want to be on-guard all year long. Winter pest protection should begin in autumn when you can do repairs to the exterior of your home. If you didn’t check the walls and foundation of your home for cracks and holes, it’s not too late. Take a look for entry points that may be inviting pests inside. Make sure screens are intact and windows and doors are well sealed. If you have pests living in your home, it may be time to seek professional help.
 
Whether you’re dealing with cockroaches, termites, ants, spiders, mice, rats, bed bugs, or any other bugs, Action Pest Control can help. We suggest ongoing, year-round treatment. We have experience in dealing with several types of pests. We can help you identify the pest and create a customized treatment plan. We want to work with you in providing long-term relief from bugs and rodents that can plague Elizabethtown homes. The best way to worry about winter pests is to let Action Pest Control worry for you.




 

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