The Top 5 Most Common Winter Pests in Dallas
YES, WINTER PEST CONTROL IS A REAL THING IN DALLAS
Although bug activity often slows down during the colder months, indoor pest problems can persist even in the heart of winter. Your climate-controlled home provides the perfect shelter for unwanted visitors, from insects to rodents. Knowing what winter pests to look out for and how to keep them from your home can help you to prevent an infestation.
COMMON WINTER PESTS IN DALLAS
Temperatures can drop quickly during a Dallas winter, and that means pests will be looking for shelter. These are some of the common winter pests you may see activity from if you’re not prepared.
The common house mouse is the most commonly found winter pest in Dallas, as well as the rest of the United States. These little critters prefer to build their nests in dark, secluded places and will often times take up residence in our walls, attics and basements.
Unfortunately, while they are very tiny, they can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your home and can enter through just about any crack (even as small as ¼ of an inch).
Just like mice, cockroaches tend to be found all over the country and in increased numbers during winter months. The German cockroach is the most common of the species and is known to prefer small areas with a lot of moisture, making our homes a perfect candidate. These tiny roaches can enter our homes through just about any tiny opening, and are most commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms, or near water sources and drains.
Thought not as notorious as their rat and mouse cousins, Raccoons are commonly found in heavily wooded areas of the country and can occasionally be found entering homes through attics and chimneys in search of a place to call home. They’re also known for making meals out of easily accessible trash cans.
Spiders, including the well-known brown recluse, are usually seen with more frequency during winter months as they come inside in search of food. Since their prey generally moves inside during winter months, it’s no surprise to find these hunters lurking around in attics and crawl spaces, as well as in our bedrooms.
While silverfish may not be considered your everyday winter pest, they are often more frequently seen during winter months. These small, flat insects make their way into our homes through tiny cracks, and are often found in bedrooms and closets as they feed on paper products and can even enter our homes through storage boxes, books or papers brought in from other locations.
All of these pests, and other small animals like possums and raccoons will seek a safe, warm shelter. Basements, attics, and other less-used space in your home are a perfect refuge for them.
WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR WINTER PEST CONTROL
Pests such as insects and rodents invade homes every winter. They need a place to survive until the spring and may even stay in your home once the seasons change. If they have enough food and a protective shelter, they have no reason to leave. Dynasty Pest Control will make it a point to kick them out and to eliminate any infestation that has developed over the winter.