Just as certain house guests tend to come over and overstay their welcome, the same works for rodents and pests, especially during winter time. At such a time animals and insects usually seek to find a warm place where they can settle down which is known as "overwintering." Here are some facts that you need to know about pests and how they can choose your home to be their winter destination.
Hibernation is a form of overwintering for pests, but often they will simply not curl up in a corner and sleep. As some insects, animals and birds migrate to warmer places, there are insects that stay put inside warm homes during winter months. During this period insects usually undergo certain stages of development; some move from the larvae stage to become adults while pests like mice use this time to procreate and raise their family. While some feed and grow in an active manner, others breed while some lie low as they wait for warmer times to be more active.
There are certain places of our homes that often act as ideal hibernation spaces for animals and pests. For instance, basements, walls and attics can be great spaces for pests and breeding bugs. Hence, during winter months it is necessary that one takes certain steps to ensure that they prevent pests and insects from making their homes in their premises. Sealing all kinds of cracks and crevices, making doors and windows, air proof will ensure that the possible points of entry or exit are taken care of. Reducing clutter in and around one’s home and keeping corners and other nooks swept and cleaned will help one to reduce infestation chances.
However, if one’s home is already infested, it is best that one refers to specialist services to get rodents or insects controlled and rid off from their home.
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