It is easy to think of a pest infestation as a problem that occurs during the spring and summer. There seem to be more pests out during the warmer months of the year. One of the big reasons you notice pests more during the spring and summer is the fact that some of the most annoying pests – mosquitoes and ants – are most active during those months. It is important to understand that there are other pests that will remain active all year long. This means that your home and family may be a risk from pests like termites, cockroaches, and rodents even during the winter. Because of this, it is important to continue with pest control services during the winter and throughout the year.
Pests that remain active during the winter
Pests such as termites, cockroaches, and rodents can remain active during the winter. Cockroaches and rodents that are inside your house are not concerned about the weather. Your home provides them with a temperature-controlled environment so changes in the weather do not pose a threat to them. In addition, your home provides easy access to food and water so roaches and rodents can remain well-fed all year long. Termites are sensitive to weather extremes. However, the weather extremes that keep termites away simply do not exist in California. This means that termites will continue to eat away at the wood of your home even during the winter.
Pest control services you should continue during the winter
In order to keep your home protected from pests, you need to invest in preventative pest control services. These services are designed to create a barrier around your home that prevents pests from getting inside. Preventative services also keep professional eyes on your property. If any signs of an issue come up, the pest control pro can recommend further action so you can keep your home free from pests. The fact that several types of pests are still active during the winter means that you need to keep up with pest control throughout the year.
Is the winter a good time to get started with pest control services?
Winter can be a good time to get started with pest control services. If you notice signs of pest activity for the first time in the winter, there is no reason to delay reaching out for help. The pests that you notice in your home will continue to be a problem until you take action to eradicate them from your property. You can reach out to the pros at Nixtermite at any point throughout the year if you notice signs of pest activity or want to start a pest prevention program for your home.
Pest control and prevention are important all year long. Pests are always a threat to your home so you always need to be on guard against them. You can get the process of protecting your home from pests started by reaching out to the pros at Nixtermite. Don’t skip out on pest control services during the winter – or any other time of the year!