Tuesday, 18. December 2012 14:11
This the season to be jolly! It’s a time of bright lights, eggnog, Santa and his elves, and sharing of gifts and love. The last thing that is on your mind this season is probably pest control. However, be careful! There are pests that stay active even during the winter season. In fact, some of the pests that invade the house during this season may seem like that they are more active than normal because they start to invade the home to find a warm shelter and a food source to sustain them during the cold. Here are the Top 5 Winter Invasion Pests that could distract you from the joys of this season:
- Bed Bugs: Are you and your family planning on traveling this winter? One of the most infamous pests that are found during, and after travelling, are bed bugs. They are able to hide in the tightest of cracks and crevices because of their shape and are infamous for hitchhiking on your luggage back to your home. Since bed bugs reproduce very quickly, the infestation can get overwhelming fairly quickly.
- Cockroaches: Cockroaches are nasty little pests that could possibly come in with new appliances and groceries. Watch out for those store bought gifts like tool sets or appliances. Cockroaches of any species are potentially very harmful to your health because of all the pathogens they carry around. Some children and people may even be allergic to them and being around cockroaches more than just gross them out, but will actually cause adverse effects on the breathing. A couple of the smaller species of cockroaches, like German cockroaches, will nest indoors, but during the winter, even the outdoor and much larger species of cockroaches will try to get inside to look for some shelter and food.