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What Colder Weather Means for Bugs In Your Home

As we head into the colder months, you still need to make sure to keep ahead of the pests. They will begin to seek refuge within your home as the outside becomes harsher. As the days get shorter and the temperatures get lower, your home may look like an ideal location. They may be less active, but they are still present.

While out of sight may be out of mind, you still need to pay attention to pests in your home during the winter months. They can cause issues whether you see them or not. They can even cause health problems for you and your family members.

What animals may come into your home

Rodents and fleas

Mice and rats may find their way into your home as the weather cools. They dislike the cold as much as we do. Not only do the rodents find a way in if they can, but they carry in some guests. Fleas may ride in on the rodents. Both can lead to health issues for you and your family.


Spiders are another animal that find their way into your home. They will also lay eggs and give you a whole new crop of spiders that you have to handle. Some spiders are poisonous or bite, so they can also cause issues for your family.

Flies and fruit flies

Flies head inside also. Keep a close eye on any fruits or vegetables you have sitting on your counter. These things can provide an attractive setup for fruit flies.

How to prevent them

Caulk unwanted openings

Make sure to seal up any cracks and crevices that you can find with caulk. This will help you keep many pests out of your home.

Weatherproofing strips

Not only will weatherproofing strips help keep out pests, but they will help your wallet as well. You won’t be losing as much heat through these cracks.


Make sure to store your food in sealed containers, so you don’t attract more pests.

Your warm house presents a welcomed haven for pests to get out of the cold. Make sure you take preventative steps to keep them out. A professional will be able to help you find problem areas and deal with any present issues. Contact Abarb Pest Services today for a free quote on pest control inspections.

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