Keep Stink Bugs and other Overwintering Pests Away
Pest control experts explain overwintering pests are temporary pests that can sometimes cause big problems. A wide range of pests are considered overwintering pests in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, which seek shelter in buildings and homes as it gets cooler seeking warmth and protection during the winter months. To protect your home or business from overwintering pests, you need to learn about the behavior of these pests, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
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What Are Overwintering Pests?
Overwintering Pests are pests that enter a home or business sporadically, depending on the weather conditions. Although these pests tend to stick around for short periods of time, they can sometimes cause significant damage to your Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or New Jersey property or issues for people living or working inside. Most types of overwintering pests are simple annoyances that need to be cleared out and pose little risk to your property or the people therein. However, getting rid of an overwintering pest infestation and preventing the outbreak of another is important for keeping your home and business protected from harm. Exterminators explain even just a few seasonal invaders could be enough to attract other, more virulent pests that can cause real damage. Some types of overwintering pests can be a menace themselves. For example, stink bugs can destroy agricultural crops quickly as they feed on plants and inject materials into plants to aid in their digestion.
How Do I Identify Overwintering Pests?
There are dozens of types of insects, rodents, and birds that can be considered overwintering pests if they only seek shelter during certain weather conditions. Each of these pests has its own unique identification characteristics. The pest control experts at Viking Pest state some of the most common overwintering pests seen in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania include:
How Do I Get an Overwintering Problem in my Home or Business?
Pest control experts explain your likelihood of facing an overwintering pest problem is closely linked to your environment and building preparation. If you’re in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Maryland home or office is in an area where any type of overwintering pest inhabits and the weather becomes inhospitable, you’ll most likely see that pest trying to come inside. Whether the pest can successfully enter depends on your building’s preparation. Depending on the type of overwintering pest you’re trying to get rid of, they may be able to get inside through very small cracks in your walls, roofing, windows, doors, or any opening leading to the outside. The pest control experts at Viking Pest explain prevention is the best way to end an overwintering pest infestation.
What Are the Effects of Overwintering Pests in My Home or Business?
The seriousness of an overwintering pest infestation completely depends on the type of invading pest and the depth of the infestation. A couple of stink bugs isn’t a big problem, for example, but hundreds of thousands of stink bugs invading your home during the cooler fall months could be a painfully annoying issue. On the other hand, an invasion of just a few cluster flies or boxelder bugs can be enough for you to call an expert pest control company, like Viking Pest.
How Do I Prevent Overwintering Pests?
You’re most likely to deal with overwintering pests in the fall or early winter, when small and large creatures alike are looking for a warm place to pass the expected cold in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Some types of overwintering pests are more likely to come inside after extreme weather situations, like heavy rain or drought. Exterminators explain the most important steps to preventing overwintering pests involve removing nearby habitats and sealing up all entryways to your home or business.
Pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend removing standing piles of leaf litter, branches, or dead plants from nearby your building or house. If you’ve got dense greenery surrounding your home or office, clearing a border immediately around its edge may help as well. Viking Pest experts of Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware can advise you on how to best manage your outdoor area to prevent overwintering pest infestations before they cause you problems.
Our exterminators can also help you identify areas of your home or business that need to be sealed off. For non-professionals, it’s almost impossible to imagine all the potential ways a pest can enter a building. For expert pest control technicians, it’s their job. We’ll help you find and block off the cracks in your foundation or roofing, unlevel windows, and doors that don’t shut properly and find other building issues that can allow overwintering pests to enter.