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Is Pest Control Necessary in the Winter?

With winter just around the corner, you’re probably wondering if you actually need to continue treating your home against pests. The answer is: Yes, absolutely!

As the temperatures begin to drop, many species of pests will need to find a safe space where they can go into a form of hibernation known as “overwintering.” While some pests can hibernate in the ground or under rocks, many others will seek food, shelter, and water inside of homes. That is why pest control in the winter is so important. During this time, pest control specialists will shift the focus of their treatments from your yard to the inside of your home in order to discourage pest activity.

Below are some of the most common winter pests:

As you can see, there are no shortage of pests that can make their way into your home during the winter season. Insects and rodents are adaptable and can easily survive the winter months, especially if they can make their way into a home. If you want to make sure your property is protected, there are numerous precautions you can take.

How to Protect Your Home Against Pests This Winter

First and foremost, the most important thing you can do to keep pests away is to schedule professional pest control. Trained pest control specialists can eliminate any existing pests, prevent future infestations, and provide additional recommendations for protecting your home against pests.

To discourage pest activity in your home, we recommend:

  • Storing all food in airtight containers
  • Clearing your sink of all dishes each night
  • Keeping your floors clean
  • Taking your trash out regularly
  • Repairing plumbing leaks right away
  • Sealing any cracks or gaps along your foundation with caulk
  • Repairing any tears in window or door screens
  • Repairing any roof holes
  • Avoiding leaving pet food out overnight
  • Vacuuming any webs you come across
  • Clearing away any clutter in your home

Generally, keeping your home clean and tidy is a great way to discourage pest activity.

Turn to Hopper Termite & Pest for Winter Pest Control

Here at Hopper Termite & Pest, we make your pest problems our business. Whether you are currently dealing with an infestation or would like to do whatever you can to prevent one from happening, our team is here to help. Using the highest quality products and most advanced tools, our service professionals can quickly eliminate any existing pests and discourage future pest activity to ensure your home is protected.

Our pest control services include:

Give us a call at (479) 332-3745 to discover how we can protect your home against pests this winter. We look forward to serving you!

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