Just because the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean that the need for wildlife and pest control screeches to a halt in the winter. In fact, the opposite is true. Think about it: if you were a bug or critter and you didn’t want to be stuck out in the cold, what would you do? You would probably find your way into a nice, warm building to provide shelter until springtime, and that’s just what tons of animals and insects do. While you can’t blame them, you also don’t want to put up with them.
If you have noticed an increase in spider webs or mysterious scurrying noises in the last couple of months, just know you are not alone. Winter is a busy time for North Fulton Pest Solutions.
Here are the most common reasons why we get calls for wildlife and pest control during the winter months:
- Animals are nesting in the attic or crawl space. Scurrying and scratching sounds are often the first sign of a wildlife problem. Perhaps you spotted raccoons or squirrels scampering across your roof. Either way, it’s always best to call in a wildlife and pest control expert to check it out.
- Suddenly, the corners of your home seem to be filled with spider webs. Just like plenty of other pests, spiders don’t like the cold either. While spiders are typically considered beneficial organisms, they can be a problem if there are huge numbers of them, or they are certain venomous species, or if someone in your home is allergic to spider bites. Having a pest control company treat the home to prevent more spiders from coming in is the best course of action.
- You notice rodent droppings in the kitchen or pantry. Rats and mice look for food and water sources all year long. They get especially interested in entering homes when the temperatures drop. So if they find easy access to food and water in your home, they will stay put and begin to breed. You can discourage rodents from taking up residence by securing all food and eliminating water leaks under sinks. Then, call in a pest control company to get rid of the current rodent population and exclude any more from entering the home.
Wildlife and pest control are issues every winter in Atlanta. It may not get painfully cold here, but the bugs and animals around us still don’t want to be stuck outside. North Fulton Pest Solutions has been removing and excluding pests from Atlanta homes for 44 years. We know the region’s most common species of pests. We know how to find them, and how to get rid of them. We also know that you don’t want to deal with wildlife and pest control during the holidays, so click here to learn more about our services right away.