As the chill starts to set in and people exchange their lawnmowers for snowblowers, pest control may be the last thing on your mind until the spring thaw. Many believe that the pests around their home have simply frozen and died or have gone elsewhere for the winter. Nothing could be further from the truth as pest control in the winter is just as important as during the other seasons so that your home stays protected.
Here are some of the reasons why year-round prevention is a must, even if you live in the coldest climates.
- A Haven for Rodents. We already know that rodent problems in Arkansas are nothing new but these guys aren't traveling South for the winter. In fact, they're coming into your home. The two most common rodents, Norway Rats and Mice, will have no problem finding access to your warm home if all entry points aren't sealed properly. Rodents build nests and, even worse, can carry some pretty dangerous and contagious diseases. Pest control in the winter can eradicate these rodent issues.
- Bugs in Your Home. You may not see as many bugs flying or crawling around during the winter. This is because they are safe and cozy behind your walls, probably laying eggs for the coming Spring. Arkansas pest control services are needed in order to root out these nesting insects, remove spider webs, any egg cases, and wasp nests so that they don't reemerge during the warmer months.
- Thorough Indoor Treatment. While your pest control services year-round likely concentrate on both the inside and the outside of your home, treatment in the winter months gives your technician the opportunity to focus thoroughly on some particular indoor areas in your home. A thorough treatment of the attic during this time would be a good idea, for example.
Don't make the mistake of slacking off on pest control services during wintertime. There are pests taking refuge in your home for the same reasons that you are. It's cold outside! The rodents and bugs in your home aren't taking a seasonal break and are waiting for the spring thaw to reemerge with a vengeance. Whether you're in need of Mountain Home pest control, residential, or commercial pest control, the concept is the same. Year-round treatment will save you a lot of money and hassle in the long run.