Pests Still Present in the Cold

The common belief for many is that, during the colder months, we don’t need to be concerned about pests in our homes. This, in fact, is not the case.

It is true that in summer pests are more active and will be higher in numbers, but they are still around in the colder seasons and can still cause an issue for you and your home.

Pests will still come looking to take over your home because during autumn and winter your house is far warmer than anything that is available outside. Your home, as always, is a great source of food and water for the creepy crawlies looking for a place to stay.

With this in mind, it’s a good idea to enlist the services of the best pest control available to keep on top of uninvited guests in the home. That’s where we come in.

At Bob Gunn Termite Solutions we have all the equipment, experience and knowledge required to keep your home pest free any time of year.

Active Pests in Autumn

You will find that the pests that are most likely to move in when it gets cold are rodents. Mice and rats love the warmth that insulation in the roof can provide. Although they breed all year round, winter is when they are most likely to take over your home.

The risks they bring are not only diseases but also fire hazards. In order to keep their teeth from getting too long, they need to keep gnawing at things. If they chew on electrical wires, they can cause a fire. It is worth mentioning then that you should check to see if all your smoke alarms are functioning properly.

They can also cause considerable damage to furniture and books so try not to make your home too accommodating for them. Remove old boxes and items that can provide shelter as well as food scraps that can offer sustenance.

Another pest that can outlast anything, even a brisk winter are cockroaches. German cockroaches, in particular, will prevail, keeping warm and fed in your kitchen. To alleviate your home of an infestation or to prevent one, we at Bob Gunn Termite Solutions can visit your home and give you a professional assessment of what steps need to be taken to help get rid of these pests.

Learn more about residential pest control as well as what our expert team can do for you.