Where do pests go when it gets cold? The answer: Your house!
When the weather gets cold, we all tend to gravitate indoors. We want to shield ourselves from the damp and chill.
Unfortunately, pests have the same idea. As an autumn chill creeps into the region, the ants and mice that have been living outside all summer begin to make their own creep—into your home and office.
For insects, getting in from the cold can be a matter of life and death. So, they can be pretty persistent in their efforts to make a place for themselves inside your home. If you’re seeing more insects and other pests indoors these days, it’s time to call Platinum Pest Solutions, a Lansing, Ill., bug control service.
While many of the insects you may see setting up winter camp at your pad aren’t dangerous or damaging, they also don’t make for ideal roommates. These include centipedes, spiders and box elder bugs. They don’t hurt anything, but you’d rather not share your space with them.
Other types of pests—besides being annoying and disturbing—pose a potential threat to your home and personal safety. Mice and squirrels can cause significant damage, including:
- Ripped insulation
- Electrical wiring damage (a potentially major fire hazard)
- Structural issues
- Ruined appliances
In addition to these costly issues, mice and squirrels in your home also leave urine and droppings, causing a real health risk for you and your family. These animals usually find their way into your home through small holes in flashing or near electrical piping. Platinum Pest Solutions bug control service will perform a visual inspection of your home to spot potential pest pathways.
You may also notice some harmful insects seeking solace inside your home this time of year. Earwigs, silverfish, pill bugs and moths, among others, can damage clothing and furniture, besides being unsightly. Other insects will go in search of your food, so be on the lookout for ants and cockroaches.
If you live in the Lansing, Ill., area including all of Chicagoland, and you’re looking for a bug control service, call Platinum Pest Solutions at (708) 206-BUGS (2847) and check out our residential and commercial pest management services.