Summer Is Almost Gone: Why You Shouldn't Stop Your Pest Control Service Just Because The Weather Is Getting Colder

Summer is almost over, which means those nasty summer pests will soon be going into hibernation and leaving you alone. If you're like a lot of people, you stop your pest control services as soon as the weather begins to turn cold. Unfortunately, that's the worst thing you can do; you see, pest control should be a year-round issue. You might not realize this but stopping the pest control service as soon as the weather turns cold can wreak havoc on your home. Here are three reasons why you need to continue pest control service throughout the year:

It's Easier to Prevent Infestations

If you spent the entire spring and summer trying to get a handle on your pest problem, the last thing you want to do is ease up on the protection just because the weather is turning cold. The temperature may be changing, but that doesn't mean that your pest problem has gone away -- it just means that you won't be seeing the warm weather pests for a few months. Unfortunately, if you don't continue your pest control services, you'll see those pests come back in full force as soon as the weather warms up again. It's important to remember that it's easier to prevent a new infestation than it is to get rid of it once it starts.

It Controls the Winter Pests

If you stop your pest control service as soon as the warm weather pests are no longer a threat, you're leaving your home susceptible to cold weather pests. These cold weather pests can do just as much damage; in some cases, they can do even more damage, especially if you don't have a pest control service on speed dial for the winter. You may not know this, but one squirrel can fill up your attic with enough pine cones to create problems with your ceiling, and one raccoon can chew through all the wiring it comes in contact with. If you're still using your pest control service during the winter, your technician will be able to rid your home of those pests before they have a chance to destroy your home.

It Protects the Things You Have in Storage

If you're like most people, you put clothing and other items into storage boxes during the winter. If you've sent your pest control service packing for the winter, the contents of those boxes could be destroyed by the time the weather warms up again. Protect the things you've put into storage by maintaining your pest control services all year round.