Some pests disappear in the winter and give us a little break. Ideally all pests would do the same, but unfortunately, that’s not the case. In fact, some of the worst pest offenders work year-round to make our lives miserable, sometimes without us even realizing it. What are these year-round offenders? There are several to keep an eye out for.
While termites that live outdoors will dig a little deeper underground and slow their activity in the winter months, once they get inside your home, they’re very happy to work twelve months out of the year. Termites cost U.S. home and business owners $5 billion every year because of the threat and the damage they cause to structures. Because they rarely show themselves, if you are not looking for the signs they leave behind, they can easily avoid detection, and in doing so cause extensive damages within a home.
There are several differences between carpenter ants and termites, but the impact they can have on your house is nearly identical. Carpenter ants work throughout the year in the climate-controlled environment of your home, tunneling through the wood structures in your house. Like termites, they can live in your home undetected for a long period of time. They are nearly impossible to eliminate on your own due to their ability to hide deep within the structures of your home.
Bed bugs might not damage your home, but they’ll certainly cause plenty of stress. Bed bugs are active year-round, they multiply quickly, they bite, and they’re excellent at hiding, which makes them difficult to eliminate through DIY methods.
Why Year-Round Pest Control Makes Sense
Whether you currently have a pest problem or not, year-round pest control makes sense. It will eliminate any current problems you have, while also preventing future problems. Taking the attitude that most pests aren’t around in the winter, making pest control unnecessary in the winter, is a good way to end up with an infestation that you were not planning on.
Not only that, but by taking action now, you can avoid problems that might occur when all the pests that have been taking a break come out in full force in the spring and summer.
Innovative Pest Control offers several year-round pest control options. Our Advantage plans offer a range of protection, depending on your particular needs, but our most comprehensive plan not only offers protection against 16 common pests as well as rodents, but also provides termite, fire ant, and mosquito control.
Don’t let winter lull you into a false sense of security when it comes to pest control. Let Innovative Pest Control help you set up year-round home pest control so that you can have peace of mind every month of the year. To start 2019 off right, call Innovative Pest Control today.