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How To Get Rid Of Fleas
How To Get Rid Of Fleas
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Wallace Pest Control – Proud Members of The Guild of British Molecatchers
How To Get Rid Of Fleas
How To Get Rid Of Fleas

Pests To Watch Out For This Winter

Summer is when pests are most active and troublesome. But if you think that these irritating creatures won’t give you problems in this cold weather, you thought wrong. There are a huge number of pests that are more active during the winter season, and you should be on the lookout for them.

For most rodents and insects, homes and other properties are the best places to occupy when the temperature drops, and they need to hibernate. Your garage, attic, or other unused spaces at home might seem to be the perfect places for them to feel warm and comfortable throughout the whole winter season.

We have listed here the most common winter pests in the country that you need to watch out for to protect your family and property and ensure comfort this season.

Flies and Cockroaches

Cockroaches and flies are commonly seen indoors during the winter season. Unlike mosquitoes and other types of pests that die when the summer season is over, these pests, especially cockroaches, crawl down in sewage, basements, floor drains, and other areas of a property that are damp, as they need water to survive.

Other types of cockroaches also increase rapidly during winter when they live within the interior walls of a property where the temperature is over 50°F. The invasion of these pests can bring devastating results as they are widely known for carrying and spreading dirt and infectious diseases.

Squirrels

Don’t be deceived by the squirrels’ cute and furry look as they can be catastrophic to your home or business, even during the winter season. They will chew whatever they can in your property and might become extremely aggressive if you try to move them out of your property.

Getting rid of squirrels can be tricky as there are laws regarding their treatment. Certain species of squirrels need to be humanely destroyed and should not be released in the wild, while other species are protected. Whenever the need arises, it’s always advisable to get in touch with professionals before making a move.

Hornets and Wasps

Hornets and wasps may not be winter pests, but you need to be watchful as they might find warmth and comfort at your home during the winter months.

A queen wasp tends to hibernate in warm and dry areas, such as an attic or shed while waiting for the summer. As the warm season approaches, the queen will then start chewing up wood to build her nest where she will lay eggs and start to grow a colony.

Rats and Mice

The lack of food supply is among the main reasons why mice and rats break into properties during the cold season. Make sure to fasten any holes near your cereal or other types of food storage as these pests will do everything they can to get access to foods.

Aside from stealing food, rats and mice are also known to be extremely destructive to properties as they chew wires and other materials at home, such as your plumbing system, and walls. Their teeth are so strong that they can chew concrete, bricks, and thin metals without even trying so hard.

If you have a problem with any type of pest contact that needs professional treatment contact us below or call us on 07443 052851, and our experienced, friendly team will offer advice and provide an effective solution.