Do You Still Need Pest Control In the Winter?

You Need Pest Control in the Winter Too!

If you’ve lived in Texas during a typical winter, you know you need pest control in the winter.  Houston and San Antonio are not in Maine or Alaska, and we don’t have extended periods of cold weather that might eliminate outdoor pests for a long time.  The indoor pests are unaffected by the weather outside anyway. Many people think they can skip pest control service in the winter, but that would be a huge mistake.

Your Home Provides Everything In the Winter

To understand why pest control service is necessary in the winter, you need to put yourself in the shoes of a pest. This will help you understand how difficult things are for a pest when the colder months of winter arrive.

Warm Temperatures

First things first. The most notable winter change would have to be the temperatures. Things can get pretty cold in the outside world during winter. How would you like to spend all of your days and nights out there in the cold? You wouldn’t, would you? Neither do all of the pests.

They all know the inside of your home is nice, warm, and cozy. Most pests depend on your home to keep warm in the colder months. Mice, rats, and other rodents will make a nice nest in the insulation in your attic, where they will be busy breeding all winter long.

Source of Food and Water

Food sources get really scarce in the winter. Most pests know this, so they start to stockpile all they can before winter arrives. The pests that don’t manage to get enough food will certainly find plenty in your home. Some pests will even stockpile their winter food source in your home.

Finding water can be even more difficult once winter sets in. Colder temperatures can freeze what little bit of water is easily found, and dryer nights mean there is very little water to be found in the mornings. There is plenty of water in your home, and every pest knows this. They will quickly come to your home for everything they need when the temperatures start to drop.

Can you see why pest control in the winter is still very important? With the harsh weather conditions outside, your home looks like the perfect winter weather resort to every type of pest known to man. Anything from insects to spiders, to rodents to small animals will seek refuge in your home once Old Man Winter unleashes his frosty cold breath.

In Texas, Winters Are Mild

Cold snaps reduce the populations of outdoor pests, but periods of warm weather allow them to come back quickly.  BUGCO® Pest Control can treat your indoor and outdoor pests with the right pest control strategy to effectively and safely eliminate pests from your home.  Call us at 281-240-2157 or use the contact form for more information.

We offer pest control discounts to active duty military, veterans, first responders, and other groups.  Call us for details at 281-240-2157.

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