Common Winter Pests
As the temperatures continue to drop throughout Maryland, your home will become more vulnerable to pest infestations. Think about why you stay in your home when it is cold outside. Your home provides warmth and protection, right? Well, for these same reasons, rodents will attempt to make their way indoors.
Just because we are halfway through winter does not mean your home is any less susceptible to being invaded. What pests are most likely to make their way into your home this winter?
• Cockroaches – Outdoor cockroaches, such as the American Cockroach, have been known to seek shelter indoors during colder months. They typically hide in dark, damp areas. Cockroaches view cabinets, laundry rooms, and basements as safe havens.
• Possums and Raccoons – Although they can survive outdoors, these rodents will head inside the first chance they get. They are attracted to food, so be sure that you do not leave garbage laying outside. Both can carry dangerous diseases such as rabies. Additionally, possums can play dead as a defensive mechanism. If you encounter one of these rodents in your home, call BugOut as soon as possible.
• Mice and Rats – These rodents can enter your home through holes as small as a dime. They seek food that is readily accessible.
Discovering Winter Pests
Throughout Maryland, thousands of homeowners will discover that they have developed a pest infestation this winter. If you’re one of them, there’s no need to panic. You’re in good hands with BugOut, the #1 local pest control service. We are the local, professional, and friendly pest control service that you can trust. No matter what has invaded your home, we have the experience to get rid of it and return your life to normal. Visit our home page to fill out a contact request form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.