Some years have a relatively mild winter, and it affects everyone. But did you know that it also affects pests around your home? When winter is relatively mild, things are great! Cold winters help with pest control. Some pests will not die off without ice and freezing temperatures, so if you’re seeing them around your home, here are the best preventative measures to take.
Due to mild weather, pests are waking up a little earlier this year. So even though the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter, pests are emerging from hibernation and sooner than we’d like. During winter, insects like ladybugs and boxelder bugs are able to withstand the cold by seeking shelter underground, in buildings or beneath tree bark. Once spring arrives, they start moving again and continue with their life cycle.
Don’t let your spring pest prevention routine be too little too late! Start preventing pests today with these tips:
- Clear your basement, garage, and attic of clutter. Cluttered areas are a pests dream home.
- Winter is the perfect time to make use of our fireplaces – but firewood near the house can be an open invitation for pests. Move firewood away from the home.
- Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
- Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains. Pay extra attention to kitchens and bathrooms as these areas are particularly attractive to cockroaches.
Even though you might have found a mild winter to be pleasing, when pests go wild it becomes an issue. And while some pest control companies might see the mild winter as “good business,” Aerex Pest Control sees it as a problem. Contact Aerex Pest Control for more information on spring pest prevention.
Proudly serving the greater Chicagoland area in Illinois and southeast Wisconsin, the professional exterminators at Aerex Pest Control understand the habits of different pests and use that knowledge when developing a pest control program that is best suited to your home and your particular problem. Our technicians are professional, state certified, licensed applicators. Call today for your free consultation 847-255-8888 or click here for a free quick quote.