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Is pest control really necessary during winter?

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Winter typically provides much-needed relief from all the insects that plague us during warmer weather. So, you’d think pest control wouldn’t be necessary during winter, right?

Wrong! As a matter of fact, winter can be one of the best times to provide pest control service. Winter is the perfect time to prevent infestations before pests can populate and become an issue in the spring and summer.

Winter lends itself toward the application of the weather- and moisture-resistant InTice™ Granular Bait, which creates a perimeter around the exterior of your home. It’s effective in treatment of:

  • A variety of ants: Odorous House, Pavement, Pharaoh, Raspberry, Crazy, Acrobat, and Carpenter
  • German, American, brown-banded, wood, and oriental Cockroaches
  • Crickets
  • Silverfish, earwigs, sowbugs, pill bugs, centipedes, and millipedes
  • Stink bugs
  • Spiders
  • Rodents
  • Stinging insects
  • Mold and fungus
  • Cluster flies

Many of these pests harbor and remain dormant in attics until warmer weather approaches. That is when most home and business owners see activity, at which point the infestation will require extensive treatment.  Treating your attic during the cold weather months will help keep you from having to deal with the population in the spring.

Winter application is the time we perform detailed inspection of the interior of the property for any identifiable pests or structural issues that might enable infestations. We also remove existing cobwebs and do additional clean-up that will ensure we can easily identify new pest pressure when spring arrives.

Some of our professional pest control operators say that winter is the BEST time for barrier applications on the exterior and interior. Why? Because there are three things that break down pesticides: light, heat, and moisture. These are less of a factor during the colder months, meaning treatments applied in winter assist us in eliminating pests in the spring.

Winter service should be considered an integral part of your pest control program. Maintaining and sustaining a pest-free environment all year round gives you a much greater advantage over trying to keep up with a reactive treatment program. When you opt not to have winter pest control service, you are actually limiting your pest control provider’s ability to ensure you don’t have pest issues once the season comes into full swing. Winter treatment allows your service technician the time it takes to treat interior areas like crawl spaces and attics. 

Most importantly, this is the time of year that we get to spend a little extra time with our clients. The best part of our business is the relationships and people we get to help. We build important community and personal relationships with our customers, and it’s important to all of us that we spend time with each other.

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