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Pests That Increase In The Winter

As the colder weather starts to creep in, you may notice some pests you don't normally see during the warmer months. This blog will be about four of those pests and why they are more common during the winter, what you can do to prevent them from entering your home, and how to get rid of them if they do.

Mice

The first pest is the common house mouse. These rodents are attracted to your home in the winter because it is a warm and safe place for them to nest. They can squeeze through tiny cracks and holes to get inside, so be sure to check your home for any possible entry points and seal them up. Mice can carry diseases and contaminate your food, so getting rid of them as soon as possible is important.

Cockroach

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in homes, and you're likely to see more of them during the winter months. There are a few reasons for this. First, cockroaches are cold-blooded, so they prefer warm environments. Your home provides a warm refuge from the colder temperatures outside. Second, cockroaches are attracted to sources of food and water. Your kitchen is full of both, making it an ideal destination for these pests. A great way to keep cockroaches out of your kitchen is by keeping it clean and free of crumbs and spills.

Termites

The third pest that is more common during the winter is the termite. Termites are attracted to your home in the winter because it is a warm and safe place for them to nest. Termites can cause a lot of damage to your home if they are not treated, so getting rid of them as soon as possible is essential. In the winter it’s important to continue to keep wood away from your home, properly maintain your lawn, and control moisture levels in your home to avoid a termite infestation.

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