Is Spraying for Bugs Worth It During Winter?

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Even when you can’t visibly see bugs, they’re still there resting or trying to stay warm during the winter. That’s why it’s so important to spray for pests even during the winter months when pests aren’t active. 

You may ask the question, “How do we fix this issue?” and you’ve come to the right place! Let’s chat about where bugs, pests, and insects go during the cold months. 

The Great Migration

When thinking about insect activity, it’s common to be reminded of what insects do during the summertime. They can be seen marching in lines or flying around in the sky, but their activity looks different during the cold, quiet months. 

Bugs still need to survive in the winter! 

What are the two keys to insect survival? Migration and hibernation! Migration is the seasonal movement from one location to another to find warmth. Hibernation is a state of minimal activity and metabolic depression—they aren’t asleep but pretty close to it. 

Typically, the bugs fly like butterflies, moths, and dragonflies migrate to the warmer south since they have an easier (and faster) time getting to their place of interest. On the other hand, bugs that hibernate choose to stay in their general location but find a warmer place to lay dormant. For example, you might find bugs in your chimney or attics, along with tree bark or leaf piles. 

Because the hibernating pests come into your home, it’s important to call pest control to get rid of them especially during the winter months. Some may claim it’s just as important to get your house treated in the winter as it is in the summer. 

Operation: Get Rid of Bugs (by Spraying for Bugs)

With each home being different in their spraying needs, there isn’t a “one size fits all” formula to rid the pest issue, but there are many top-of-the-line treatments that we use. Rest assured that the products we’ll use in your home will last until the summer! 

Keep your pest control on a regular visitation cycle to spray for pests, that way there can be as few bugs as possible throughout the entire year.

Additionally, there are a few extra things you can do that will minimize the risk of pests during their hibernation period. Most importantly, if you keep your house clean regularly, then you’re already one step closer to meeting your pest-free goal. Then, keep in mind that having open food containers are the best thing for bugs but the worst thing for you! Bugs are attracted to the smell of whatever food you have laying out in the open, so be aware and close food containers, wrap up leftovers, and put everything away either in your fridge or cabinets. Lastly, take the trash out—and we mean far out. The closer trash is to your home, the easier it will be for pests to sneak into your home. Have a routine set in place to take care of your garbage by setting it out on the curb to get picked up or take it to the dump weekly. 

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Who doesn’t love a “Ghostbusters” reference, right?! But in all seriousness, if you have any questions or things you’d like to review with us, give us a call. We are here to help you with any pest control issues that you may have. We look forward to connecting with you!