It’s midwinter, and it’s freezing outside, and you feel quite relieved that insect activity seemed off around. However, then suddenly, you noticed these lines of ants making their way into your home and on your wall, just marching out of nowhere.
The truth is, ants never really get dormant even during the harshest weather. Instead, they venture into warm homes to survive the cold, nest and re-establish their colonies.
Ants are relentless, yet are predictable. Thus, this gives you quite the advantage on how to stop and prevent them from infesting your home.
What and …
Do you ever wonder why suddenly bugs are coming rampant in your house when in fact it’s winter, and bugs should be off hibernating somewhere? Not all insects go dormant during winter.
These bugs coming into your home are “overwintering.” It’s their way to survive the cold temperatures without having to go into hibernation.
Bugs overwinter by searching for a warm place to stay. So, in this case, might be YOUR home.
When the temperatures drop, overwintering bugs will look for structure, leaves, and soil to hide in and protect themselves from the cold.
Often, people ask if pest control is necessary during winter. Yes, it is! It’s important to know that NOT all pests retreat to their safe abode and disturb us no more. Most notably, many insects would still be around even during the harshest of the cold weather.
So what are these common winter insects?
These insects never go dormant, regardless of what season there is. However, with the cold months rolling in, quite expect some crawling in your house for refuge, warmth, and food.
Cockroaches – These critters are active …
It’s a common misconception for most people that when winter season comes in, the pests of the warmer months have left. Though there might be a massive change in pest activity upon the beginning of the cold months, pests, still a lot of them, don’t go dormant in winter. One of them is rodents, that is why you must remain extra watchful of these home-damaging pests.
Rodents are wild and pesky. They will find all their way to get into one’s property.
Now that the cold weather is rolling in, rodents …
When the winter comes, most wildlife and insects hibernate to survive the cold and hinder themselves from starving during the cold months. It might be a relief for most people, but as much as you’ve never thought, winter doesn’t mean pest activity goes into pause. Other pests are in their desperate need to enter homes for warmth, shelter, and food.
It’s crucial that you keep proper pest control on top of your checklist to keep pests at bay and off your beloved property.
Before indulging in your hot chocolate …
A large number of animals and insects follow us indoors when temperatures drop. Surprising as it may seem, autumn and winter are the most pest-infested seasons of the year. Some pests may have been active all year long, and pest activities tend to worsen during these cold months.
Why are Autumn and Winter the worst seasons for pests?
Cold temperatures. Harsh weathers. Scarcity of food and warm shelter outdoors. Those are significant factors that drive pests into our home.
The heavy rainfalls and monsoons taking place in autumn …
Along with many other insects and wildlife that invade Australian households are destructive termites or termed as the “white ants.”
Like most pests, termites also remain active throughout the year. Though cold temperatures starting by the end of autumn and during winter may somewhat alter their behaviour. They will move their way deeper into the ground to get access to the available warmth underground.
Egg production continues, but a little steady this time compared to the growing population during the warm months….
Birds are beautiful animals in Australia, but they can also be quite a pain when they start nesting on roofs and gathering in such noisy flocks.
Though they may not see so popular to regard as pests, some infestations of specific bird species can be harmful to humans, and destructive to properties.
Birds like seagulls and pigeons congregate in flocks, creating noise, and leaving a considerably large number of droppings around the area. When nesting, they tend to pick places like the house roofs …
Summer might be over, but if you thought you were finally relieved from pests, you’re wrong. Even as days are starting to cool, pests remain unstoppable, also become more aggressive as the cold, harsh winter season is ahead. The beginning of the autumn season might only be another time to battle with pests.
The beginning of the cold days makes our warm homes even more tempting to pests. Also, they are in desperate need to get indoors.If you’re not sure of how to prepare, here are some of the …
Autumn is finally here. It is lovely seeing nature’s beautiful transition with trees changing from lush green to brown. However, what might be scenic for most of us turns out as well the time to be extra watchful of invading pests.
Autumn is the time when pests, including cockroaches, rodents, and spiders go desperate in search of places to hide in and protect them selves from the harsh weather in winter.
It is always advised for homeowners to take note of pest-proofing tips, and the importance they …