For some Washington families, the thought of pest control in winter is fleeting. Many of the common pests that keep families up at night hunker down, or even hibernate for winter. This means they are often not seen or heard once the temperature drops. That doesn’t mean you don’t need pest control in cold weather, though. In fact, you might find that this is the perfect time to take advantage of pest control services, like EcoTek Pest Control. This is why it is so important to address your pest control needs even when it’s cold outside.
Rodents Seek Shelter and Warmth in Winter
The unfortunate reality is that Washington is home to a wide variety of native and non-native rats and mice. If the thought of them alone isn’t enough to send you running to the phone, the knowledge that they are destructive to homes and carry a wide range of diseases should do the trick.
Your home is full of people and a warm spot away from the elements. It doesn’t matter how clean you keep your home, you may still need pest control in cold weather. Rodents will come inside seeking a warm refuge for winter. The sad reality is that most rodents reproduce rapidly (with large litters), causing infestations quickly that can be difficult to overcome without professional help and intervention. We can help you get rid of rodents in your home.
Pest Control in Cold Weather Means Eliminating Entry Points
Another thing that many people do not think of when it comes to pest control is access. Your home offers many potential entry points for rodents, bugs, and countless other pests. The key is to eliminate these entry points as options so that pests are less likely to come inside your home to cause an infestation. The problem is that this task is much easier said than done.
However, our pest control experts have been trained to quickly identify these access points and help homeowners eliminate them as highways into your home for pests of all shapes and sizes. How do we do this? By sealing holes and gaps that allow entry into your home. Doing this allows you to rest easier knowing that you’ve won half the battle simply by creating a barrier for pests to prevent entrance into your home.
Ants Abound – Even in Winter
Ants, particularly pavement and odorous small house ants, infest homes even in winter. Many of them live between wall voids inside your home ready to create problems for you and your family at any time. Winter weather doesn’t change that. The only thing you can do is call in professionals for pest control in cold weather to eliminate these pests so that they can no longer bother you and your family. Treating your home for them in winter can help prevent problems in spring when these ants usually like to make total nuisances of themselves.
Spider Hibernation and Cold Weather Control
Spiders are yet another type of pest that likes to lay low in cold weather and during the winter. Like other types of insect pests, they hide in small places and can pose a problem once the weather warms back up. They can be difficult to find when hibernating, which makes professional pest control in cold weather essential to prevent and control their presence.
Hibernation Problems for Pest Control in Cold Weather
You’d be surprised at the number of pests seeking warmth and refuge to hibernate for the winter. Among the pests that like to crawl inside your home and hide from the winter weather are the following:
No matter what they are called, you don’t want them inside your home any time of the year. Getting rid of them in winter, while they are sleeping, is a great way to prevent future problems when they wake up.
How Can EcoTek Pest Control Help with Your Winter Pest Control Needs?
The fact that you don’t see as many pests in winter doesn’t mean they aren’t there – inside your home. The bottom line for Washington homeowners is that you do need active, effective pest control in cold weather months. There’s no way around it. You don’t want to trust your home’s structure and your family’s safety to anyone. It is important to work with an organization that takes its commitment to safety and the planet as seriously as its commitment to controlling pests in your home.
We recommend a thorough inspection as well as an interior spray treatment to address your pest control needs in colder months, in addition to regular treatments throughout the year. We offer a free estimate, interior and exterior spraying, and maintenance treatments for homeowners in the area to ensure that you address any pest control needs you have and avoid future problems.
Contact EcoTek Pest Solutions today by calling 509-669-9151 or by filling out our online contact form. We will be happy to offer a free estimate and explain more about our planet-friendly pest control in cold weather and throughout the year.