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Winter Pest Control

Winter

Most insects are not very active in the winter, however many pests can still be active in and around your home. Many will move into or under your home to keep warm during the cooler months. Rodents are especially problematic due to colder temperatures outside and warm, cozy homes inside.

The true southern yellow jacket (paper wasp) is very common in the fall and winter months. Cockroaches are always a challenge because of our climate-controlled homes as well as structure-infesting ants.

The key to keeping our home pest-free during the dead of winter is to inspect for pests that are trying to find a safe, warm place to hide during the cold months. Here are a few musts:

  • Seal cracks, crevices, and areas where utilities enter the house
  • Stack firewood away from your home
  • Repair leaking pipes and other areas where excess water may build up
  • Clear clutter in areas like the garage and basement that could harbor pests
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