The onset of colder months brings about a variety of changes. But we're not the only ones going through change; certain pests are also looking for new, warmer places to find food, water, and shelter as they adjust to the winter temperatures. Your home would be the ideal environment for them.
In this guide, we will tell you about the common pests that are most active during winter and the dangers they pose.
It is important to note that when dealing with a severe infestation, calling a pest control provider is the most effective way of getting rid of winter pests.
Cockroaches are the most common winter pests across the world. They frequently inhabit bathrooms and kitchens because they want to be alone and near food and moisture. Since they may generate up to six generations annually, infestations can quickly spiral out of control if expert treatment is delayed. These pests can seriously infect food due to their ability to spread 33 different types of bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli, six different types of parasitic worms, and at least seven additional human illnesses.
Termites are frequently considered a spring and summertime annoyance. This is because these invasive pests become noticeable during springtime termite swarms. Termites, however, remain active all year round. The mere absence of swarms does not indicate that termites have disappeared. Do not disturb termites if you find them in your premise, and call your pest control provider right away.
Living in tropical climates, it is impossible to get rid of the mosquito menace, even during the winter season. In addition to transmitting diseases like yellow fever, dengue, and malaria that may be fatal, mosquitoes can also be highly bothersome because their bites can itch for days after you’ve been bitten. Their noise can even keep you awake at night.
Rodents are cunning pests that nearly everyone has to deal with. They destroy property by gnawing through walls, electrical cables, beams, and woodwork. They typically build their nests in enclosed, dark spaces like basements and storage rooms. These pests can seriously harm property by gnawing through walls and wiring, which may later start electrical fires. Rodents are a serious hazard to everyone as they are known to poison food and spread disease. Rodents carry salmonella through their excrement, which can make people sick who eat the infected food.
During the winter, pests like those mentioned above attack dwellings and may cause harm to you and your family. They are looking for a place to stay for the season and could end up staying at your house for a while. This is particularly true if they have access to ample food supplies and a safe shelter.
You can get rid of these pests and any infestation that has grown over the winter with the assistance of Rentokil PCI. Give the professionals a call right now to get an expert pest survey done.