Brace yourself, winter is coming.
Here in the UK, in less than four months, we will be greeted with chilly winds and deep snow. Winter is coming and while that might tempt many to limit their outdoor activities, pests will show no sign of slowing down. In fact, winter is the best time for pests to infest.
It is a common misconception that when summer is gone and winter sets in, there is no need to worry about pests as they won’t survive the winter weather. In reality, most pests seek a warmer place to breed and a home makes for a welcoming place to stay. Pest control is available for this purpose and is not only useful during the summer, but also in the winter.
In today’s post, we will explain why it is important to prevent pests before the cold weather kicks in.
Mice and Rodents
Unlike many pests, mice and rodents do not hibernate during the winter. Instead, they spend their winters living in warm places and feeding off another food source. This means that your home could be the next place they infest. These pests are known to cause structural damage and sometimes even fires by chewing through electrical wires.
Rummaging through leftovers
One of the main problems with winter pests is that since food is scarce outside, when they enter your home they try to rummage through your leftovers in the bins. Because of this, it is important to properly dispose of your rubbish to avoid inviting unwelcome pests into your home.
Health Hazards and Disease
We all know that some cockroaches and rodents carry pathogens which can cause serious illness in humans as well as pets. If you begin to notice a change in your health or your family’s well-being and you’ve found other signs of a pest infestation, you should call a local pest control company immediately. This way, you can deal with the problem before it escalates.
For the most part, an infestation will manifest meaning that you can deal with it as soon as possible. However, even if you don’t think you have a pest infestation, a visual inspection of the property from time to time is a good safety precaution to take.
Regardless, if you sense that your home has been infested despite preventative care, it’s time to call in the professionals to deal with the problem once and for all.
Here at Empire Pest Control, we operate in the London area and specialise in effective pest control measures. Not only can we provide advice on how to prevent pests from entering your home or an infestation from occurring, we can tackle the problem head-on. We specialise in different types of pests, so if you believe you have an infestation of one of the pests listed on our site please get in touch today.