This year the groundhog predicted an early spring, but it's been quite wintry here the past couple of months. Sometimes people ask us, what pests are most common in the winter? While many insects like wasps, ants, and termites are basically in hibernation or dormant during the colder months, there are still plenty of resilient pests that stay active all year long.
In Maryland, mice and rats are a common problem for residents any time of year, but particularly in the winter, rodents will find their way inside a home for warmth, shelter, food and water.
Cockroaches are another hearty pest that continue to be a problem for many people throughout the colder months. Because they like "people food" so much, they can stay in a kitchen as an unwanted guests as long as there is a food and water source available.
Bed bugs are always difficult because they depend on human blood for food, so they are happy to stay inside a home literally as snug as a bug in a rug. They are unlikely to leave or die off on their own, so a professional help is required to get rid of them.
Wildlife such as squirrels and raccoons can also wreak havoc on homeowners in the winter, often getting into attics and crawlspaces.
For now, winter is still with us, and plenty of people are dealing with pests in their homes. Call us for a free inspection.