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How to Keep Overwintering Pests Off Your Property

brown ratDo 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.

During winter, they will occasionally make themselves visible by venturing out into the living space, especially in the west corner of your house where they warm themselves in the sunlight. Some will stay hidden and warm in your house structure and will emerge when spring comes, thus leads to an increased pest activity in spring.


Types of Overwintering Pests

  • Ladybugs
  • Stink Bugs
  • Crickets
  • Box Elders
  • Caterpillars
  • Moths

These bugs don’t cause a severe threat to health, but they can bite or sting, just like the stink bugs. Some can even cause allergic reactions when somebody gets in physical contact with them.


Overwintering Pest Prevention Tips

  • Perform a pest inspection around your house and look for signs of infestation
  • Seal cracks and holes around the foundation, plumbing, doors, and windows
  • Keep home clean. Vacuum, sweep, and mop regularly.
  • Clean up spills and food crumbs that will attract insects
  • Eliminate or lessen the use of outdoor lights that attract flying insects
  • Dispose of garbage properly
  • Install screens in exterior openings and vents
  • Get a scheduled pest control regularly


Overwintering Pest Control

Good thing these overwintering pests will not be that much of a concern because TPM’s professional pest operators got your back.

When it comes to pests, both home and garden invading ones, Trusted Pest Management has all the safe, effective, and suitable pest control programs to keep pests off your property.

We perform rigorous pest inspection around your home and look for possible signs of infestation. In the event of active overwintering pest activity, we deliver safe and eco-friendly pest treatment to eliminate or relocate them if necessary.

Our pest control services are available across Sydney and Brisbane, catering both residential and commercial clients. Call us for a free pest treatment Brisbane today!


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