Insects are often found outdoors during summer when temperatures reach up to 90+ degrees Fahrenheit. But how do they survive the harsh winters? Many insects have evolved ways to adapt to seasonal changes, including some that live underground, hibernate, or migrate southward. Others adjust their behavior.
For example, bees and wasps typically don’t fly around looking for food in the fall because doing so could cause them to freeze to death. Instead, they spend the colder months collecting honey and pollen to feed their young.
But there are exceptions. Ants are one such insect that can withstand freezing temperatures. They’ll still move about, searching for food and water, even when the air is frigid. And some insects thrive in the cold. Mosquitoes, flies, and beetles can lay eggs throughout the winter, allowing their offspring to hatch in warmer times.
At EcoTech, pest control is a year-round job for our team. While we may not spend as much time outside getting rid of bugs and pests, we find ourselves spending much more time indoors helping to get rid of pests who are looking for a warm place to stay! If you’re noticing an increase in bugs inside your home as the temperatures drop, it’s probably a good idea to reach out to a pest control company like EcoTech to take care of the problem before it’s too late!
How Homeowners Can Help to Reduce Indoor Pests During the Winter Months
Below are a few ways you can help to reduce the number of pests that invade your home during the winter. Remember, though, these steps may not be enough, and if you’re doing all these things and still have problems inside your home, it’s likely time to call in the professionals!
• Clean up food areas – It’s important not to leave food or dishes out and to empty your trash of any food debris regularly. This will ensure that bugs and other pests are not attracted to food particles in your home.
• Seal up holes around plumbing – If you look underneath your kitchen and bathroom sinks and see gaps around plumbing pipes, you likely have a pest highway going in and out of your home! Look for ways to seal up any of these holes to prevent pests from entering your home and help with your energy bills!
• Store food in sealed containers – Use airtight containers to store leftovers and items like rice and other staples that are often held in bags that can easily be infiltrated by pests. Sealed containers not only protect you from pests but also help to preserve your food as well.
Turn Your Pest Control Needs To The Pros?
If you’re tired of DIY pest control and are looking for a long-term solution, feel free to reach out to EcoTech today. We can be reached by phone at (612) 237-8282 and would be happy to come out to your home to discuss your pest control needs.