January 16, 2020

Do I need Pest control in the winter?

Do I need Pest control in the winter? How necessary is pest control in the winter?

Pest control is an excellent option to reduce the amount of bugs in homes and businesses in the warmer months of the year. A common question we are asked is if pest control is necessary in the winter time? If you’ve lived in Idaho Falls or surrounding cities you know that winters can get pretty cold in fact freezing. So how can these pesky bugs survive in the frigid Eastern Idaho winters? A misconception about bugs and creepy crawlers is that winter kills them off. Well unfortunately that is false, come spring time I’m sure you’ve noticed they’re all back again and have multiplied in numbers. 


Where Do Bugs Hide In The Winter Time?

Let’s take a look at how bugs don’t need to maintain a consistent body temperature like we do. When the temperature drops or rises they are able to adapt to the environment they’re in. Like reptiles, when the weather is warm they move quicker. The opposite happens when the cold hits, their bodies slow down or overwintering state known as hibernation. While in this state they look for shelter to avoid freezing. Some places they retreat to are in the soil, rotting trees, logs and in the wall voids in your warm cozy home that’s filled with all the food and water they need to wait out the winter. So likely they’ve taken up residence in your home even if you’re not seeing them.


How Often Should I Have My Home Sprayed?

Our goal at Falls Pest Services is to avoid infestations and keep bugs from entering your home. Ideally, pest control should be done either monthly or quarterly depending on your business or home needs. The goal is to keep pests away and avoid infestations which in the end will cost much more than keeping up with your routine pest control treatment. Each home does vary on how often it needs to be sprayed, some require more, some are less. Ultimately having your home treated in the winter time for pest control is important for most homes and businesses. Not sure how often your home needs sprayed, give us a call we’re happy to talk about your home’s needs.


Should You Hire a Professional?

When it comes to applying pesticides we absolutely recommend hiring a professional. You can trust Falls Pest Services to safely treat your home. With their extensive training and knowledge of all pest problems rest assured your home and business are in good hands. All pesticides are applied safely to protect your home, family, pets and business. Give Falls Pest Services a call and ask about our quarterly service program to keep your home pest-free all year!



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