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3 Pests You’ll Most Likely See This Winter

Posted on January 12th, 2017 by Knockout Pest

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No matter the time of year, pests will always find their way into your home to make it their own. However, there are certain pests you will find in your home during specific seasons — like winter for example. During the winter, you’re more likely to see these types of pests:

The House Mouse

If you were to walk into your basement on this cool January day, the chances of you seeing a house mouse is decently high. House mice like to hide out and build their nests in dark and isolated areas, which is why your basement is the perfect place for them to live. It’s important to remove these furry pests from your home as soon as they’re discovered as they can chew through electrical wires and gnaw their way through the wooden structure of your home.


Out of all of the species of cockroach in the world, the German cockroach can be commonly found in homes and businesses across the United States. These creepy crawlers will hitch a ride into your home through boxes and bags that might have been previously stored in warehouses. Removal of cockroaches is important for your health as they can contaminate food and spread infectious bacteria that can lead to serious illnesses.


There are hundreds of species of spiders in the United States, but there is one spider you really need to worry about: the Brown Recluse spider. The reason for the worry of these spiders is because they are one of the few venomous spiders in the country. You can find these dangerous pests spinning a web in your attic, crawlspace, and basement or crawling alongside the openings of windows.

You might think that because of the winter weather conditions that all pests die off or move to warmer pastures — nope, they just make a beeline for your home! When you need a pest management professional to inspect your home for an infestation, contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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