Cold Weather Critters

When autumn and winter roll around, there are roughly 10 pests that cause a universal commotion around the nation.

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Every state has its own ecosystem drama, complete with pests that make life interesting for its residents. Take New York, for instance, and its pigeons that make a homestead of city rooftops. In Nevada, it's a scorpion extravaganza.

Pests Can Wreak Havoc on a Home

Leaving your home vulnerable to cold weather pests can lead to a range of issues.

Uninvited fall (and winter) guests like rodents and insects can cause significant damage to your home. They might gnaw on electrical wiring, chew through insulation, or create nests in various areas, potentially leading to costly repairs.

 

 

Certain pests carry diseases or allergens that can pose health risks to you and your family. From respiratory issues to food contamination, neglecting pest protection may compromise your household's well-being.

Pests are excellent at reproducing and spreading. Ignoring preventive measures may result in a small issue escalating into a full-blown infestation. Once pests establish a foothold, getting rid of them becomes a more complex and time-consuming task.

Scroll through the gallery for a look at Idaho's cold weather pests.

6 Cold Weather Pests Looking for Warmth in Idaho Homes

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

Take a Proactive Stance on Winter Pest Control

Whether you're a homeowner in Idaho or Florida, you've got to be strategic about your home's cold weather pest defense. Implementing a variety of pest management strategies can fortify your home, ensuring it remains sealed, secure, and immune to the intrusion of undesirable late-season guests.

4 Tips to Get Rid of Unwanted Cold Weather Pests

  1. Seal up any holes or gaps in your foundation with caulking.
  2. Give the perimeter of your home a protective spray of insecticides or pesticides.
  3. Keep your windows and doors in tip-top shape by patching up or replacing any broken, ripped, or damaged screens.
  4. Stay ahead of the weather by regularly checking and replacing worn-out weather stripping.

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