If you have a pest problem -- whether it’s insects or larger animals – there’s no doubt you’ve tried a number of different ways to get rid of them. Sometimes, the solutions work. Sometimes, they don’t, and you’re left starting over with plan B. Or C. Or D.
As the days finally begin to cool down with the onset of autumn, there’s no doubt you’re looking forward to the winter months and wondering, like so many other homeowners in your situation -- will the cold weather help? Will the upcoming winter finally take care of your pest problem?
In a word, no.
We’re sorry to break it to you, but unfortunately, it just doesn’t work that way. Think about it: if it did, most people wouldn’t require the services of a pest control specialist since any problem could just be dealt with in the space of six months or so. So, why won’t winter do the deed and kill all of those invaders currently making your life miserable? Here are a few reasons:
Pests Seek Shelter
First, your home provides the ultimate shelter. We’re not going to say that cold weather doesn’t have some effect on wildlife. But, think about it: unless you are willing to turn off your heat and turn your house into a freezer, you are already providing Pests with the ultimate winter shelter. It’s warm, there’s plenty of food and water, and they don’t have to worry about winter storms. So, if you have a pest problem, the chances are that nothing will change much in the winter
That’s not to say you won’t see some differences - especially in non-heated areas like attics. But the rest of your home? It’s still fair game.
Second, insects are just really good at surviving. Those bugs you have aren’t there by accident. They didn’t all of a sudden migrate north this past spring -- no, they’ve been there the whole time, burrowing deep in the ground and living off of stored-up food supplies. Many even go into a state of hibernation. In short, bugs know how to survive winter. So, while a quick and unseasonal cold snap might catch a few unsuspecting bugs in their tracks or clear out an infestation in your vehicle or backyard shed, most of those pests that are outside are just going to hunker down and wait out the worst of winter until spring comes back.
Kline Pest Control
So, while the promise of winter might seem like you’re finally going to have your home back, don’t break out the champagne just yet: those bugs have a plan and they will be back soon. The question is, will you be ready for them? Contact us at Kline Pest Control today about how you meet the challenge!