3 Reasons why Pest Control is a must during the Holidays

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pest control for the holidaysNashville and Murfreesboro, TN

Homeowners often do not think about pest control during the cold winter months. The rush of home inspections for pest invaders usually happens around the summer when the bugs emerge and enjoy the warmth. However, pests can still be a problem as they seek a nice warm place like your home during the cold months. But, pest control is necessary year round, even during the winter.

Here are three reasons why pest control is a must during the holidays

  1. Rodents

Rodents are common in Tennessee, with many species represented in the rodent population. Whether they come inside your home during the winter or summer months, rodents can present a health hazard. When the temperatures begin to drop, roof rats, Norway rats, and mice seek shelter and food that has become scarce because of the change in seasons. After they enter your home, they can spread parasites, harmful bacteria, and other diseases. Fleas and ticks are also often discovered in a home when rodents are present, bringing with them more harmful germs and bacteria. In addition to contacting Ameri Care Services for your pest control needs, you can help prevent rodents from entering your home by ensuring all holes, cracks, and crevices to the outdoors are covered and sealed.

  1. Spiders

Often causing a person to scream out of fear or surprise, spiders can lurk in your home no matter the time of year. Common house spiders protect themselves from freezing in the winter through a natural antifreeze they create within their bodies. However, the food they eat is not quite as lucky with a defense system against the cold. Therefore, when other pests are headed indoors to stay out of the cold, the spiders are not far behind looking for food. So, if you see more spiders in your home during the winter, it could mean an increase of pests in your home as well.

  1. Ants

If you feel like you see fewer ants in the winter months, you are correct. When the weather gets cold, ants burrow underground where they make their nest to stay warm in the harsh temperatures. Then, when the weather warms, they will emerge again. However, do not dismiss the presence of ants in your home year-round. Carpenter ants, in particular, are more likely to create a nest inside your home and stay active throughout the winter months. As they build their humble abode, it can cause damage and weaken the wood structure of your home. Unfortunately, the damage to the wood can cause a decrease in your home’s value and make it unsafe.

No matter the time of year, pests are here to stay and can enter through any open crack or crevice, causing damage to your home. To help you keep the pests out of your home during the holidays, contact Ameri Care Service at (615) 893-7111 to have licensed pest control professionals come to your home and provide a complete inspection. Once we have inspected your home, we can develop a plan to get rid of any pests and help keep your property pest-free.