It may seem like professional pest control is just something you need to worry about during the spring and summer months, but at Action Pest Exterminating we know that this is far from the truth. Many pests can find your home quite attractive during the colder seasons as well, so this winter you need to be on the lookout for these common vermin and signs of their infestation.
Unfortunately, a little winter chill won’t deter one of the most resilient pests around. They will still invade your home during the colder months to look for food, so keep leftovers, snacks, and even pet food in sealed plastic containers to avoid tempting these bugs. In addition to keeping the kitchen clean, stay on top of any plumbing problems that pop up. Sometimes roaches are attracted to water and could decide that a simple leaky pipe is an invite into your home.
Rats and Mice
Your warm home can be awfully appealing to rats and mice during a frigid winter. As with roaches, keeping your home clean and storing food properly can help you avoid their invasion, but you also have to keep in mind just how easily these pests can get into your home. Any small openings, damaged roof tiles, and cracks need to be filled in. Also, keep storage areas like garages and attics free of clutter. Mice and rats love a room that offers plenty of hiding spaces. Rodents can carry disease and cause a lot of damage, so it’s best to take preventative measures and try to keep them out in the first place.
Some people find squirrels to be much cuter than the rats and mice typically thought of as pests, but that doesn’t mean that you want one of these rodents to find their way into your home this winter. They can make nests in your attics and chimneys, causing potentially expensive damage. You need to make sure that there are no branches hanging over your home, making it easy for squirrels to get in.
It’s always smart to be vigilant about preventing an infestation of bed bugs. If you take a trip to a warmer climate this winter, you might have the unfortunate luck of picking them up and bringing them home with you. Always check the furniture and bedding where you are staying, and check your luggage and clothing carefully when you leave. These pests are perhaps some of the hardest to remove once they have entered your home.
Silverfish are more of a nuisance than anything, but they can damage items like books, wallpaper, and pictures. Like roaches, they’re commonly attracted to damp areas. Give your kitchen cupboards, laundry room, and bathroom sink a quick look and make sure that there aren’t any leaky pipes in your home.
Professional Pest Control in Charlotte, NC
So if you notice signs of trouble this winter and need pest control services that you can rely on, you need to call Action Pest Exterminating at (704) 269-4162. Our Charlotte exterminators will make it easy to deal with pest problems all season long!