pest control in winter

Is Pest Control during the Winter a Must?

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Many people believe that bugs die off or hibernate during the winter. While you may not see bugs quite as often during the cooler months,  they aren’t actually dead. They adapt to cooler temperatures by hiding. The fact that bugs are harder to find during the winter makes identifying infestations that much harder unless you’re a trained pest control technician. However, you can still protect your home from pest infestations with year-round pest control treatments. So today on the blog, find out if pest control during the winter is a must.

What is year-round pest control?

Year-round pest control provides protection against unwanted pests invading your home and starting an infestation that can cause structural damage or health effects. At AAA Termite and Pest Control, we offer quarterly pest control treatments, which typically are enough to reduce the pests inside your home.

While year-round pest control treatments are helpful in reducing pests, there are still a few things homeowners can do to help:

  • Take out the trash regularly
  • Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink
  • Clean food spills and crumbs from countertops and floors
  • Keep food properly sealed
  • Avoid leaving pet food in open food bowls
  • Store pet food in a sealed container
  • Repair or replace window and door seals
  • Replace damaged window screens

What do pests do during hibernation?

Pests like ants spend a lot of their energy during the fall preparing for the winter. They can be seen scurrying about in kitchens, gathering food crumbs to store during the cooler months, which makes for a hungry emergency when the temperature breaks again the following spring. Cockroaches can also hibernate during the winter, and they may find the inside of your home a comfy spot. They stay active during the winter, searching for warm areas with plenty of food. They can be easy to identify because homeowners often see roaches scurry across the floors or across walls and counters upon entering a room. While you may not see roaches as often as ants, they could be spreading diseases by leaving droppings when scurrying about your home. Other insects like yellow jackets, mosquitoes, and beetles hibernate during the winter, although they are still alive. Their activity is reduced, but they could be lurking in warm areas of your home, waiting to emerge when spring begins. Therefore, year-round pest control treatments can help reduce all of these types of pests so that you aren’t bombarded come spring.

Year-Round Pest Control in Cordova and Memphis

So, while you may only be concerned about pest control during the warm seasons, year-round pest control is essential to fight against pest invasions inside your home. If you would like to learn more about year-round pest control or find ways to keep ants, spiders, and roaches out of your home this winter, contact AAA Termite and Pest Control by calling (901) 737-7378 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help reduce pests inside your home no matter the season.