While there’s less chance of encountering pesky insects such as mosquitoes and house flies during the winter months; the cold weather drives many other creatures seeking warmth and shelter indoors. That said, there are a few winter pest control measures you can put in place. Regular fumigation of homes and workspaces will ensure pests are kept at bay.
Regular pest control undertaken by a professional company will protect against crawling and flying insects, rodents and even snakes. Large premises such as hotels and offices should be fumigated monthly, whilst domestic residences should be done on a quarterly basis. Bed bugs are present in every home and therefore mattresses should also be professionally cleaned on a regular basis. It is important to ensure that pest control is non-toxic and harmless to the environment. As a precautionary measure; animals, pregnant women, and children should be kept away from the area during the fumigation process.
Similar to hibernation, many insects are inactive during winter because of a process known as diapause. Others, however, will migrate to seek shelter and warmth inside. The following tips will make spaces less attractive to rodents and insects seeking a safe place to spend the winter months: