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The Impact Winter Weather Conditions Can Have On Pests

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Knockout Pest

Old Man Winter is here in full effect this year! Winter weather conditions can have profound impacts on pests. Continue reading to find out what they are. 

Snow & Ice

No one wants to be outside during a snow or ice storm–including pests! Since these cold conditions can threaten a pests’ chance of survival, they will seek a warm shelter. This is why it is so common for homeowners to experience pest infestations during the wintertime.

Strong Winds

If the wind is strong enough, it can actually remove shingles from your roof. This creates the perfect window of opportunity for a bat or a raccoon to enter your home unannounced. After a powerful storm, it is a good idea to inspect your roof for missing shingles. 

Rainstorms

Last but certainly not least, rainstorms can create moisture sites in your home. This can be detrimental because moisture sites are appealing to termites. To prevent termites from calling your house their home, make sure your attics and basements do not contain any excess moisture from the rainstorm. 

Have pests infiltrated your home this season? If so, turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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