It’s easy to wonder where do insects go in the winter, as they usually don’t seem like as much of an ever-present problem. However, just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Many insects take refuge from the cold weather by hiding indoors, and wintertime can actually prove to be an important season for pest control.
There are still several insects notorious for making an appearance in the cold-weather months, and if you underestimate them you could easily end up with an infestation. Here’s some insight on where, exactly, all those insects are actually going once the temperatures drop.
Where Do They Go?
Like humans, the instinct of insects is to seek warmth when the weather gets cold. They’re more likely to find food and water inside than outside, and so are naturally drawn to take cover in warm, sheltered spaces. While they may be hidden from view, and you might not realize they’re there, insects like to take refuge in your walls, basements, and crawlspaces, waiting for the weather to warm up. It’s very common for spiders, mice, and other insects to appear in force at the start of spring. When that does happen, you might just find yourself with a serious insect problem on your hands.
However, you can avoid this issue by investing in a professional pest control program during the winter. Bain’s technicians are trained to help you manage your winter pest problem. We will make sure any potential entry points are sealed off, and will conduct a thorough inspection to keep insects from using your house as a place to hibernate.
What to Watch For
Spring and summer are often defined by the pesky presence of mosquitos, flies, bees, and other flying insects. Well, those might not be as problematic in the winter. Although we might not have to worry about bees or flies trying to come into our homes, we do need to be watchful for carpenter ants and bedbugs.
Carpenter ants are especially prevalent in the wintertime. They’re attracted to leaks, and when the snow melts, leaks are common. They are particularly adept at finding leak-prone areas of your home: whether it’s around tubs and sinks, showers, behind tiles, near dishwashers, under roofing, siding, in attic beams, or in insulation, if there’s a place to hide they’ll find it.
With proper pest control procedures, however, you can prevent your carpenter ant, or other insect problem, before it gets out of hand. Don’t let the freezing temperatures fool you—these insects may still have a presence in your home, and Bain’s technicians are specially trained to eradicate them.
For an evaluation of your home this winter, reach out to us today.