January Pest Control in Bryan and College Station, Texas
Welcome to winter in Bryan where the mild weather is a haven for all kinds of winter pests. So, what’s bugging you? Winter pests are active and happy to be inside your home or business. Here’s our top list for winter pests around Bryan and College Station
- Fleas – You would think they would have died off, but the milder winter keeps fleas active nearly all year long. Not only that, but wildlife around your home, such as raccoon keep the flea populations nearly a constant.
- Ticks – yes, even this time of year ticks are looking for a meal. Like fleas, ticks make great use of wildlife and will drop near homes and get on you or your pets. Ticks are more of a health hazard because of diseases such as Lyme’s Disease.
- Cockroach – The rainy season means you might see different species of cockroach that are on the prowl looking for a dryer place to overwinter. You are also more likely to see the general species of cockroach this time of year too. There is less food outside for them to find and they prefer to be warmer. Your house makes a great place to overwinter for cockroach.
- Silverfish – These fast and fragile little things are much the same as cockroach and will invade your home to find food and shelter.
- Rodents – Rodents are a huge family of pests that range from roof rats and bold squirrels to mice and lawn pests such as gophers. Many types of rodents settle down for the winter, such as tree squirrels which likely hibernate, but roof fats, mice, and even rats become noisy and destructive household and commercial pests.
- Bed Bugs – The most common species of bed bug is an insect that preys specifically on humans. They will, if in dire need of a meal, drink the blood of a household pet, but trust me, if there are bed bugs in your home or business, they prefer to drink your blood.
- Termites and Carpenter Ants – Both do significant damage to home. Termites, however, eat your home or commercial building, while carpenter ants just make a home in the wooden structure of your building. It might not be hot outside, but both pests are still chewing the wood the supports your home.
As we head into 2019, the gateway to other household pests looms closer. Expect to see ants and potentially carpenter bees soon. This short list of winter pests is also an excellent example of why year-round pest control is a good idea. Pests not only bug you, they spoil food and present various types of health hazards from Lyme’s Disease from ticks, to Hantavirus from rodents.
To learn more about monthly, affordable pest control services just give us a call. We provide home and commercial pest control services that are efficient and effective while being safe and affordable throughout the Bryan and College Station communities. Got questions? We have answers – and we are happy to help you identify pests and pest control issues.