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Is Winter Pest Control Necessary?

It’s winter and you aren’t seeing mosquitoes, ants, flies and other pests, so there is no need to worry about pest control, right? Unfortunately, that’s wrong. While pests do slow down during the winter, they don’t magically disappear. In fact, there is a good chance that they are trying to hide out in your home to get some shelter from the weather. 

Keep Your Home Rodent Free

Mice will be looking for food, water, and shelter and your home can provide all three during the winter. These pests can build nests in your walls, chew through wiring, and leave feces throughout the home. It doesn’t help that they are able to squeeze through small cracks and holes around the exterior of the home. To keep mice and other rodents outside, make sure to seal any cracks, cover vents, repair screens, and remove clutter.

Watch Out for Spiders

Spiders are another common pest that will set up camp in your home to wait out the winter months. While they are hanging out in your attic or dark corners that don’t get much attention, they will be spinning webs and laying eggs. By the time spring arrives, you could have an infestation on your hands.

Prepare for Spring

While certain pests do become less active during the winter, they will return in full force by the spring. That makes winter an excellent time to invest in a thorough inspection that can help detect any issues and prepare your home for the spring. Instead of waiting until there is a problem, you can make sure that your home is protected once nature starts coming alive again.

It is a common misconception that pest control isn’t necessary during the winter. While flying insects may be less prominent during cold months, other pests will be there to take their place and try to work their way into your home. To help prepare your home and prevent infestations, call the experts at Capital Pest today. 


Capital Pest is proud to be a family-owned and operated pest control company serving Raleigh, NC and its surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Clayton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, etc). Contact us for our pest control services today!