Winter is a time of year where the weather cools down and people spend more time indoors. That also means that the pest that might normally be outdoors may be looking for a warm place to live. They can get in your home and hide in the walls, furniture and attic. The types of pests that you see in the winter may be different although there are some that stay all year round. The best thing that you can do is to know what you are looking for when determining a pets infestation. You want to be able to tell your professional pest control technician what you suspect so that they are prepared to take care of the problem for you. It can be difficult to recognize the presence of pests but you want to be cautious especially in the winter. A-Tex Pest Management offers helpful tips to deal with winter pest infestations below.
Inspect Your Bedding And Furniture for Bed Bugs
One of the types of pests that are huge problem even in the winter are bed bugs. You want to do inspections on your bedding, mattress and your furniture to look for signs of bed bugs. You might see small black spots in the cracks of the mattress that can actually be the bug itself. You may also notice small spots of blood that they tend to leave behind after they have fed. If you suspect bed bugs in your home you want to call a pest control company that specializes in bed bug inspection and treatment.
Check Hiding Areas for Pests
When a pest gets in your home in the winter it is normally because they are looking for a warm place to stay. Most pests are also scared of people and want to stay away from them which means they are not just sitting on the couch. They are hiding in places that people most likely won’t be looking. If you want to be thorough you need to check in the attic, crawl space and cupboards to look for signs of pests especially rodents. They are the biggest offender of hiding in the walls so you need to look for signs that they are in these hiding places. Rodents can start to reproduce and the infestation will get worse if it is left unattended.
What Does a Pest Infestation Smell Like?
When you are dealing with bed bugs it can be extremely difficult to visually see but there is another sign. Bed bugs are known to give off an odor that is similar to coriander. You may smell a sweet and musty smell in your home or bedroom which you can’t seem to find the culprit. If you continue to smell this and have done a visual inspection call a pest control company as soon as possible.
Pest Inspections, Treatment, Control, Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas
There are some pests that are a problem in the winter such as carpet beetles and bed bugs. The problem is that many people get confused about what they are actually looking at. If you are lucky enough to actually see one of the pests you may jump to conclusions. What you want to do is to call a pest control company that can come out and inspect and treat your home for pests. A-Tex Pest Management offers pest inspections as well as custom treatments. Call us today!