Did you know that there are some insects that can easily survive the cold winter months? Some even prepare for the winter by laying eggs inside the ground only to have millions of new insects hatch in the spring. Each winter, North Carolina is hit with cold, freezing temperatures. It’s uncommon, however, for North Carolina to experience a hard freeze. Though the soil solidifies, the cold temperatures do not last long enough to harm the eggs laid in the ground. There are some insects, like some species of caterpillars, mites, or wood-boring insects, that survive the winter completely frozen, then thaw in the spring to continue life as normal.
Bugs aren’t the only creatures adapting to the winter months. Though you may not be seeing much bug activity during the colder months, you may notice an increase in mice. Common house mice know where to hide while scouring for food and are fast creatures constantly in search of a new home. The longer they hide, the more they will reproduce and continue to invade your home in the winter. These mice can fit through openings as small as 1/4 inch wide! Though they’re usually just looking for food, they can carry diseases and chew through drywall and insulation causing more damage to your home.
This is where we come in! The winter exclusion service is our best preventative measure to keep your home safe for the spring influx of an entire new generation of bugs and mice. We continue to power spray your home and leave mice bait to protect your home year-round. Without the winter service, the activity could cause an invasion in the warm months. With so many insects surviving the winter and with the amount of mice invading homes, the winter months are the most important months to keep your home safe for the spring and summer.
Give us a call today to schedule your winter exclusion service!
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