It’s winter in Michigan, the temperatures have plummeted, and all bugs and pests are long gone…right?
Let us lay some facts on you.
1) rodents are even more active in the winter
Mice, rats, and other small rodents seek to enter your home even more desperately during the frigid winter.
If you fail to seal all potential entry points into your home properly, these pests will most assuredly find their way in. From there, they will happily set up residence. If they gain access, it can be difficult to find all their hiding places in every nook and cranny in your home.
2) bugs don’t just die
While you probably aren’t seeing as many pests scurrying about your home throughout the winter, they’re still very much nearby. Though they go unseen, that is because they are likely hibernating in some way. It may be freezing outside, but insects and rodents are quite literally snug as a bug in your 65°+ house; unfortunately, even the attics and spaces between walls aren’t cold enough to kill off most critters.
3) spiders stick around in the winter, too!
Just like with other pests, the winter temperatures, even in the extremities of your home, won’t kill off spiders in most cases, either. They find great places to hunker down for the winter. It’s not just the spiders themselves to worry about, but you should be mindful of their webs and egg sacs.
4) hotel for pests
Treat all entry points: windows, doors, vents, and crawlspaces to keep the pests out. It’s important to take precautions and pay attention during each season, so you can always be protected against these unwanted guests.
Proper exclusion and sealing up any noticeable cracks or gaps help prevent all of these pests. So many pest problems can be avoided with proactive control!
You want your home to be a sanctuary for you and your family during the winter months. Make sure you’re not also extending that luxury to unwanted pests!