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4 Pests to Watch Out for in Winter

4 Pests to Watch Out for in Winter

The cold season is a time when animals typically migrate to warmer places. Animal habitats during the winter may not be safe for their survival as extreme cold can kill them. Additionally, during the winter season, animals experience a scarcity of food and often leave their habitat to find nourishment elsewhere. 

While other animals hibernate in the safety of their habitat, some will find their way into warmer places inside your homes. Consequently, during winter, you will notice pests in your home, including the garage, attic, and kitchen. Both Rodents and insects commonly seek shelter in human habitats during winter. 4 Pests to Watch Out for in Winter:

1. Raccoons

Raccoons are active animals, and winter slows them down owing to the extreme cold in their natural habitat. However, the cold weather will not stop the raccoons from looking for food inside your home. Raccoons will find their way into your home using whatever means possible to munch on whatever they find. 

Additionally, food is not the only thing that keeps them close to your home during winter. As the raccoon munch on the food, they find on your premises, they will make your home their habitat for warmth. 

2. Rats and Mice

Rats and mice are warm-blooded animals and cannot withstand cold weather during the winter. In addition to their search for food, your home might be the conducive environment they need for warmth. Rats and mice are sneaky and can easily get into your home through small openings. One common reason why rodents will be attracted to your home is the garbage you keep outside or if you have a garden with food that they eat. 

3. Termites

Termites rarely seek shelter in homes during other seasons as they are active, and their habitats provide sufficient food for them. However, during the winter, the cold weather drives termites from their habitat, and they will collectively migrate to warmer places. Termites can deteriorate the structural integrity of your home progressively. Additionally, small pests like termites will invade your home very often.  

4. Bedbugs

Many people dread bedbug invasion. The sneaky insects often find unimaginable ways to invade homes and are detrimental to the health and well-being of your household. During winter, bedbugs will hide in places like your handbag or cling to folds in your dress. Bedbugs hide in the darkest and sometimes most inaccessible areas making it hard to get rid of them.  

Get in Touch with a Professional Animal Removal Company to Get Rid of Winter Pests

The cold season is when uninvited guests will invade your home frequently. These are 4 Pests to Watch Out for in Winter. Getting rid of pests in your home is a job you should leave for experienced professionals. Shumakers Animal Control works professionally and humanely to remove and transfer pests in your home to a safer environment in a natural animal habitat. 

Working with us will help you prevent the re-entry of pests in your home as we will cover all the entry points which animals use to access your home. 

Visit our website today to learn more about our services, or fill out our contact form, and we’ll get in touch. Alternatively, you can call us at 443-854-8072. We are ready to help you.

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