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Pest Problems, Winter Prep

Do You Need Pest Control in Winter?

As a homeowner, you are probably used to battling mosquitoes, ants, termites and other pests during the summer. Once the temperature drops, pest activity appears to settle down, which may leave you wondering whether you need pest control during the winter. The simple answer is: yes. In fact, winter is the perfect time to treat any issues with rodents, spiders and other pests that will lay dormant in the home until the weather turns warm again. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of winter pest control.

Dormant Pests

The winter months provide the perfect opportunity to pay closer attention to the interior of your home, address infestations and prepare it for spring. Mice, spiders, boxelder bugs, and Asian lady bugs are the most likely to enter your home. These pests will lay dormant until spring and then you will have to deal with an infestation.

Once temperatures start warming up, pests will become active in your walls, basements and crawl spaces, attics and other areas. They can cause damage from the inside out by attacking electrical wires, chewing through wood and contaminating your food sources. This spells trouble for you and your family.

Prepare for Spring

Instead of waiting until spring when the problem is clear, you can get rid of pests during the winter and winterize your home so that additional pests don’t enter. Taking preventative measures and removing dormant nests of pests will make for a much more pleasant spring and protect your home. Just because you see fewer pests in and around your home doesn’t mean that they have disappeared or gone south for the winter. They are still active and seeking food, water and shelter in your home.

For professional help winterizing your home and eradicating pest infestations during the winter months, call the experts at Capital Pests. We have the skills and experience to help you maintain a pest free home throughout the year. Work with us to take a proactive approach to pest control.

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!