When the cold winter settles around Cincinnati, pest control is likely the last thing on your mind. Yet, just like you and your family, small critters and pests are looking for ways to stay out of the cold and warm. Unfortunately, your home provides the perfect oasis for these pests, especially in the middle of winter. So, here’s why keeping up with winter pest control from Lawn Plus Pest Control Services is so important.
1. Attics Provide Shelter
Even if you think your attic is sealed up nice and tight, pests will find a way in, especially when they’re trying to escape the cold. For example, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime, so even the smallest crack is an invitation into your home. That’s why pest control throughout the winter is just as important as other times of the year. Your attic is also a great place for raccoons, squirrels, and other little rodents that need shelter from the snow and cold.
2. Termites Don’t Rest During the Winter
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that the termite colony living in your walls takes a break. In fact, a termite colony can grow quickly, infesting more of your home during the winter, since they can’t venture outside. The insulation within your walls and the heat from the furnace provide the perfect temperature for termites to continue living like normal, no matter the season. So, if you’ve battled a termite colony in the past, you should keep up with your pest control through the winter as well.
3. Web Removal Prevents Spring Arrival
When we come into your home and remove spider webs, wasp nests, and egg cases during the winter, we’re actually preventing these pests from returning in the spring. Without a nest to return to or a dusty corner of your attic to settle, these pests are less likely to become a problem as the temperatures get warmer. In fact, this kind of pest control is often easier to accomplish during the winter because these insects are either hibernating or the eggs aren’t close to hatching.
We Protect Your Home No Matter the Season
Rain, snow, sleet, or sunshine, Lawn Plus Pest Control Services is proud to protect your home no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Your winter pest control is just as important as your spring, summer, and fall applications. If you’re living in Cincinnati, Mason, or West Chester, OH, we’re here to serve you. We help residents build defenses against rodents, ants, spiders, and termites. So, give us a call today at (513) 296-7378.