Pests to Watch Out for in Fall and Winter

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Keeping Cold-Weather Critters Out of Your Home

It’s a common misconception that pests are more active during the spring and summer heat. But the truth is that pests don’t disappear from your property when fall starts. The colder months can bring a whole host of pests into your Texas home to seek refuge from the low temperatures, and it’s important that you’re prepared to defend your home against them.

We asked our pest control team to identify the most common cold-weather pests in the Texas area, so you know exactly what you’re up against. Read on to learn more about the threats that fall and winter can bring to your home.

Rodents Love to Build Nests Indoors

As the weather gets colder, mice and rats tend to move their homes to warmer places. With your heater starting to warm up for winter, the most comfortable place around is your home. Rodents can damage your walls, wiring, and roof, and carry bacteria and viruses that pose a serious health risk. Additionally, once they make themselves at home for the winter, their nests can be hard to find, allowing them to eat your food and threaten your family undetected.

Watch Out for Insects

There are a whole host of creepy-crawly’s that are active in Texas during the colder months. Ranging from annoying ants to disease-carrying bed bugs, these insects can easily make their way into your home if you let your guard down.

Texas Residents Should Be on the Lookout For:

  • Yellow jackets
  • Wasps
  • Cockroaches
  • Termites
  • Bed bugs
  • Ants
  • Earwigs
  • Spiders

Pests Use Autumn to Prepare for Hibernation – Make Sure You’re Prepared for Them

Even dormant pests can pose a threat to your home. All kinds of unwanted guests can spend their fall building tunnels, nests, and hives in and around your home. Renewing your home’s protections for fall and winter is essential to keeping pests out and protecting your loved ones. Make sure part of your winter prep involves contacting your local pest control experts to locate any hidden infestations and ensure your home has all the safeguards it needs.

Call (817) 369-3138 today to create a customized pest control plan for your home with help from our extermination experts!