- Rodents are more active in winter months and try to seek shelter/food (i.e. your home). During the winter months the technician inspects for openings where potential rodents can enter inside seeking an unwelcome stay. He will make sure that all the traps and bait stations are full and check traps for any captured pests.
- Spiders hibernate during the winter months. They seek shelter in rocks, deep cracks, crevices, inside walls, garages and sheds. We treat all the cracks and crevices on the exterior (doors, windows, weep holes, and other openings) to ensure there isn't an entry point.
- Spider eggs and wasp nests are still present in the eaves during the winter months; although they are not active they are still alive inside the egg sac. We always sweep and inspect the eaves to make sure any potential pest activity is eliminated. By removing all the remaining webs and nests from the property it will allow for a more mild spring and summer with fewer stingers and biters.
- The interior of the home is the most important part of the four steps. Inside, there are eggs that have hatched from earwigs, ants, and spiders. The most effective treatment is to seal off all openings from the inside (doors, windows, window wells, and plumbing voids). We dust openings in the walls to prevent spiders from coming in through those access points.
By doing the following four steps your home will be fully protected all year long. Having a winter treatment will ensure that you have a lighter pest load in the spring, summer, and fall.