Keep Stink Bugs and other Overwintering Pests Away
Reliable Stinkbug, Box Elder, Ladybug, Cluster Fly, and Assassin Bug Pest Control Service for Your Home
Overwintering is a term commonly used in association with certain species of pests. During the cooler months of the year, insects and pests will find a cozy place to call home. Unfortunately, that often ends up being the inside of your New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania home. Insects will enter mulch, structures, soil, or leaves to protect themselves from rain, frost, and snow.
Sometimes, invading pests will protect themselves while they’re overwintering by heading out into your home’s living spaces. They’ll often emerge during the spring when the temperatures start to warm.
“That’s one of the main reasons many homeowners notice an influx of insects around their homes during the spring,” says Vikings technician Eric Gunner. The insects have been in your home the entire time but might not have been active during the previous months. The insects have been in your home the entire time but might not have been active during the previous months.
At Viking Pest Control, we offer comprehensive overwintering pest control services. One of our highly trained exterminators will visit your New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Eastern Shore of Maryland, or Delaware home twice seasonally to eliminate and prevent a pest infestation.
Contact us today to learn more and receive a free quote.
Contactless Exterminator and Pest Control Service
During these unprecedented times, Viking Pest is committed to keeping homes and businesses throughout NJ, PA, DE, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland healthy, safe, and pest-free. Viking Pest is open and providing contactless, exterior pest control services to keep invaders out of your home or business.
Comprehensive Overwintering Pest Control Services for Fall, Winter, and Spring
- Boxelder bugs
- Stink bugs
- Cluster Flies
- Kissing Bugs/Assassin Bugs
Assassin bugs –
(also known as the more harmless-sounding “kissing bugs”) are blood-sucking insects usually identifiable by their long necks and arched proboscises. They prefer to make their homes in cracks and holes of housing structures or outdoor areas where they feed on the meat of birds, reptiles & mammals, including humans.
The problem with these pests isn’t just what they eat but also how dangerous it might be if you get bitten by one – namely the dangerous Chagas disease. Often a minor condition, Chagas disease may lead to nothing more than mild swelling around the wound. However, some cases are worse than others. The most severe form of this illness can cause severe and occasionally fatal heart rhythm abnormalities.
While similar in appearance to the common house fly, Cluster Flies are larger. They tend to be dull grey in color with black markings and distinctive golden hairs on their backs. From late Summer into early Fall, cluster flies look for a warm environment to wait out the Winter. They like to spend the late Fall and Winter months inside wall voids, basements, attics, and other storage rooms.
Cluster flies like to seek warmth. They often favor the southern and western parts of the house. They are also attracted to light and often like to fly around lamps and other light sources.
Our technicians will inspect the outside of your home. We’ll render any treatments necessary. This service will not only address any pests that might’ve made it into your home during the winter months but prevent bigger issues from developing.
Fall and Winter
During the latter months of the year, we’ll identify any potential pest problems before they arise, eliminating them as necessary. We’ll also work on protecting your home against unwanted invaders.
Some of the tactics we might employ include:
- Sealing cracks and crevices
- Exterior treatments around windows, siding, and gutter line and foundation
- Eliminating nests
Our goal is to prevent pests from entering your home through weak entry points.
Why Do Overwintering Pests Infest Homes?
Overwintering is a survival tactic pests use during the cold months throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Eastern shore of Maryland, and Delaware. Overwintering tactics can vary from one species to the next. Some adult pests die when it’s cold without the hope for survival, laying eggs before they die that’ll hatch in the spring
Other insects go through the cold months as nymphs or larvae. They’ll seek shelter in soil, leaves, or even under sheets of ice to survive.
Some adult insects look for warm places to pass the long winter months. These pests are different from other structural pests, like cockroaches, because they don’t develop or feed indoors.
Overwintering pests invade homes or businesses strictly for survival. While they don’t necessarily pose a direct threat to humans or damage buildings, they can be an extreme nuisance.
Even though these pests are relatively harmless, you’ll want to get rid of them as soon as possible. An infestation of any insect is annoying and inconvenient. Viking’s Pest Technicians mention the presence of a few overwintering pests can alert other pests that your home is fertile ground for other pests and lead to greater damage to your home.
What You Can Do to Help Prevent Overwintering Pests
While our team will come out to your twice a year to address your pest problems, there are some ways you can prevent pests from invading your home or business. Below are a few things you can do to stop insects from getting inside your home:
- Repair holes in door and window screens
- Ensure that your windows and doors have tight seals
- Seal gaps or cracks in your home
- Vacuum up dead insects, so they don’t attract other pests
- Invest in overwintering coverage for your home from Viking Pest Control
It’s also recommended to remove standing piles of dead plants, branches, and leaves from around your home. You might also want to have a border around your home if you have dense greenery around the outside. These types of things tend to attract more pests.
When one of our exterminators comes to your location, we can provide you with recommendations on how to best manage the outside of your home to prevent pests from coming.
How Our Process Works
Step One: We Visit Your Home
Our team of exterminators will come out to your home twice a year for overwintering pest control services.
Step Two: We’ll Take Care of Your Pests
During our initial visits, we’ll look for various ways pests could enter your home, eliminating any infestations that we discover.
Step Three: Live in an Insect-Free Home
Our exterminators work tirelessly to ensure pests stay out of your home in the winter months.
Why Is Viking Pest Control the Leading Company?
At Viking Pest Control, we strive to deliver efficient and effective overwintering pest control services for our customers. We understand that the last thing homeowners want to deal with is a pest infestation any time of year, let alone during winter. Our customized solutions are designed to prevent insects from entering your home.
For over 40 years, Viking Pest Control has been helping homeowners in NJ, PA, DE, and MD protect their homes from insects and rodents. We’ve developed proven solutions that drive the pests away and keep your home secure.
Call our office today to learn more about our customizable overwintering protection services.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Overwintering Pest Control Services
Prepare your home for the cold months with our overwintering pest control services. While you and your loved ones might want to spend winter warm and cozy inside your home, the last thing you want is to welcome unwanted guests. Overwintering Pest Control is also a part of some of our home protection plans.
Reach out to us today to learn more about why overwintering coverage is necessary for your home.