New England winters are brutal and cover the region in snow and ice. Before the season takes hold, pests seek shelter in homes where they can stay warm and survive until the coming spring. If you don't take preventative measures to keep out unwanted pests, you might have to deal with a difficult infestation over the winter.
Numerous insects belong in this category. Stinkbugs, ladybugs, moths and flies all remain active during the winter and invade homes in the Northeast. Each nuisance pest causes its own problems for homeowners, such as when moth larvae eat clothing and stinkbugs emit foul odors in a room. Preventative maintenance, such as sealing gaps and cracks around your home, will keep these overwintering pests out of your living areas.
You can catch rodents trying to find ways inside residences no matter the season. The arriving winter sends these pests scrambling for warmer places to escape from the cold temperatures and the coming snow. They'll sneak through crawlspaces from exterior cracks and climb up pipes to get inside your home. Whether they come in through the gaps around vents or the crevices along your foundation, they pose a serious infestation risk as the winter settles on New England.
Cockroaches are also active throughout every season, but they thrive even more during the winter. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays take place during the late fall and winter seasons, bringing roaches out from the walls to contaminate all the food and candies that are left on the countertops and tables. Treating your home for roaches and placing your food in sealed containers will help to prevent an infestation.
Overwintering insects and invasive rodents infest residences beginning in the fall. Before you know it, these pests have found hidden spots in your home in which to build nests and to continue breeding. When the spring arrives, you'll have to deal with double or triple the number of pests. Tim's Pest Control can eliminate pest infestations in your home. We can also create a preventative program to keep them away from your property throughout the winter.