Common Winter Pests In Colorado To Keep An Eye Out For
Although many pests migrate or die off during the cold winter months in Colorado, there are still some rodents, insects, and other pests that would rather find a nearby nesting area where they can hide out for the winter. And what better nesting spot than your warm and protected home?
It isn’t uncommon for your home to become invaded by pests during the winter, and that is just one of the many reasons why it is so important to have High Country Pest Control as your go-to insect and rodent control team when it happens. Today, we will be going over a few of the common winter pests to keep an eye out for in Colorado, and if you need assistance with a pest problem, give our Castle Rock team a call today.
Whenever the temperatures begin to drop in Colorado, native mammals are looking for a warm place to hide away and nest for the winter. This is why so many homeowners struggle with rats and mice during this time of year. If left untreated by a rodent control professional, these pests could leave serious damage to your property, bring germs into your home, and unfortunately have the ability to cause thousands of dollars worth of damages. In order to prevent a rodent infestation from occurring, you will need to block off their entry points (gaps in doors, windows, etc.) and remove any potential sources of food and water.
During the holiday season, it is common to have family and friends over to celebrate. Unfortunately, there is also the possibility that they could bring pests into your home — including bed bugs. While these bugs do not typically carry harmful diseases, they can result in painful and/or itchy rashes. Bed bugs are often incredibly difficult to get rid of and will require a comprehensive plan if you want to ensure that they are completely out of your home. This includes washing all of the fabric throughout your home and scheduling services with one of our pest control professionals.
If you are a homeowner, it is likely that you are going to have to deal with spiders at some point. In order to eliminate a spider infestation from your home, you will want a professional to help with identifying the species, as there are unique removal methods for different types of spiders. We then come up with a treatment plan once all factors are considered, and will also look for other pests in order to cut off the spider’s food source. Once their food source has been cut off, many species of spiders will die off naturally.
Although cockroaches can survive through freezing temperatures, they still look for shelter once the temperature begins to drop. These pesky critters are very common in Castle Rock and along the Front Range, and they have the potential to bring a variety of allergens and contaminants into your home. To prevent a cockroach infestation, you will want to seal up small cracks throughout your home and contact your local pest control team for professional assistance.
At High Country Pest Control, we understand just how annoying pest infestations can be — that is why we would love to help you with eradicating any rodents or insects that may be crawling around your home this winter. Give us a call today to learn more about our professional home pest control services!