Winter is here, we’ve turned up our thermostats, and we’ve all nestled in for the season… and so have the pests. While we’ve mostly said goodbye to many pests, such as wasps, ants, and termites, there are still plenty of pests to watch for. It’s cold outside, and these common wintertime pests are looking for the warmth that your home provides:
Mice and Rats
A common problem for Baltimore residents any time of year, these rodents are particularly persistent in the winter months when they find their way inside for warmth, shelter, food, and water.
Roaches continue to be a problem for many throughout the winter months. They love “people food”, so they can stay in kitchens and other dining areas as an unwelcome house guest as long as there is food and water available to them.
Always a difficult pest, bed bugs depend on human blood for food, so they are happy to come to live with you in your home. These pests are not likely to leave or die off on their own, so professional help is required to get rid of them.
Squirrels, raccoons, and birds can wreak havoc on homes in the winter time, often finding shelter in attics and crawlspaces. These pests can carry diseases, so it is best to get a handle on any wildlife issues are quickly as possible.
With many winter months still ahead of us, plenty of people are dealing with pests in their homes and businesses. Call us for a free inspection.