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While most folks see a reduction in pest activity during winter, it does not mean the problem is gone. With the mild climate, pests are just more reclusive during the winter months.

Rodent activity in our homes, for example, significantly increases. House mice, roof rats and Norway rats are driven to seek warmer shelter with food and water sources. Our homes provide all of these needs.

Numerous pests we see during the rest of the year “over winter” to hibernate or pupate in our attics, crawl spaces, wall voids, under exterior siding. Many of these pests, such as cluster flies, ladybugs, boxleder bugs, stink bugs, and yellow jackets are finding a safe and warm place in winter so they can start all over again in spring.

Winter is also  the time of year raccoons, possums, skunks, and squirrels are wanting a nice dry, warm location to bed down. They bring with them ticks, fleas, mites, and the like.

If you’re concerned that you have winter guest insects or rodents in your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.