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Why is Pest Control Important in Winter?

Winter in Utah is cold and long. It may seem like it would be inhospitable to bugs, arachnids, and other outdoor pests.

So why is pest control important in winter? Unfortunately, pests are hardier than you might think.

There are many pests that pop up in colder months. And as activity decreases outdoors, it shifts the burden of pest control to indoor spaces.

Pests in the Wintertime

As the weather outside becomes harsher, pests seek shelter in warm, dry, and protected environments. Chances are good that your home checks all of those boxes.

That means that winter is an important time to keep an eye out for household pests. These include cockroaches, rodents, and earwigs.

Smaller pests like cockroaches or earwigs might find their way into your home through small openings near windows, screens, and doors. They could also be transported inside if you use firewood in your home.

Mice and rats, on the other hand, are able to chew through wood, wire, and even PVC piping to access warm areas in your home or food sources. Be on the lookout for rodent droppings and for bite marks on food containers. These are telltale signs that you have a rodent problem.

Preventative Pest Control

One of the best ways to keep pests out of your home is to stop them before they have a chance to get in. When it comes to winter pests, you should do everything you can to keep them outside.

Inspect firewood before you bring it inside. Keep your kitchen and pantry clean and regularly check food containers for bite or scratch marks. Even just wiping down your counters on a regular basis can help make your home less attractive to pests!

Create a regular cleaning schedule for quieter corners of your home like closets, spare rooms, and storage spaces.

Finally, protect your home by securing windows, doors, and any other openings. Don’t give unwelcome pests the chance to come inside in the first place!

Keep Your Home Safe

If preventative measures haven’t been enough to keep pests at bay, pest treatment can help you reclaim control of your home. Treatment measures for indoor pests consist of spraying, and you should be sure to choose a company that uses treatment solutions that are safe for your family and your pets.

Why is pest control important in winter? Pests that are inside the home pose more of a direct health risk than outdoor pests. They can carry dangerous diseases – in the case of rodents, hanta virus is a real concern.

Year-round Pest Control

At H2 Pest Control, we know that pests can be a year-round problem. Why is pest control important in the winter? Because you deserve to feel safe in your home, no matter the season.

If you’re struggling with winter pests, give us a call today. We can help you assess your problem and create a treatment plan that will work for you. We’re here to help you regain control of your home!