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4 Common Overwintering Pests

While some pests hibernate throughout the winter months, others will seek warmth, food, and shelter in your home. Keep an eye out for these common pests you could see this season!

Brown Recluse Spider

The brown recluse has a toxic bite that could require medical attention, but most of the time they’ll go out of the way to stay hidden from humans.

You may spot a brown recluse inside a cardboard box or hiding in the dark corners of your garage, closet, or crawl space.

Raccoon

Raccoons call the forest their home during the spring and summer, but cooler temperatures can drive them to seek shelter in your attic or chimney.

House Mouse

A house mouse is so small it may not seem like a threat, but they’ll chew through drywall, electrical wires, and other areas in your home and cause serious damage.

These pests will typically nest in dark secluded areas such as attics or basements.

German Cockroach

This species of cockroach is one of the most common in the country and can trigger allergies and aggravate asthma in young children.

Cockroaches hide where there is an ample supply of food and water so you’re likely to spot them in the bathroom or kitchen.

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Contact Hopper Termite & Pest to keep unwanted pests out of your home. Call (479) 332-3745 or contact us online to get started with a free estimate!

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