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Top 5 Most Common Winter Pests


Knowing what pests to watch out for in your home during winter season gives you an advantage. You'll get a chance to prepare ahead of time, getting rid of them easily.

Without further ado, here are 5 of the most common winter pests. It is best to call a pest control service immediately once you detect any of these creepy crawlies.


A hardy insect, the cockroach, is usually drawn to excess water and moisture. It tends to enter homes to look for possible food sources. Cockroaches are among the harmful pests due to the several diseases it brings, including dysentery, gastroenteritis, and salmonella. The German cockroach is the most common type of cockroach found in most homes. They enter in boxes, bags, and even in second-hand purchases.


Rodents, whether rats and mice or squirrels, enter homes no matter what the season is. But during winter, they crave the security, easy food, and warmth that can be found indoors. Mice commonly set up nests in isolated, dark areas such as basements and attics. They can cause serious damage to your property as well. It is essential to rodent-proof tour pantries and cabinets.


Flies are another pest problem both in winter and summer seasons. Cluster flies are the most common winter fly troubles. These are big fly species with larvae planted in the body of worms. Cluster flies get to enter into homes through gaps in eaves and roofs. While they do not pose a serious health threat, cluster flies are a real nuisance.


During winter, ants are less active outside because they may likely hibernate beneath the ground. But as soon as they invade your home, ants feel a sense of warmth and security. They may also begin their foraging behavior. Their nest can be built in your yard nearby or beneath your home. Regardless, they prove to be one of the annoying household winter pests.


It is not a problem with an occasional spider inside the home as it helps to restrain the population of other household pests. But, when the population is left unimpeded, the infestation could start giving you a problem. Brown recluse, black widow, and other types of spiders love making their own winter homes in attics, garages, and any other out-of-the-way areas.

Take a moment for now and look through your property for these common winter pests. Check around the garbage bins, and take a look at the baseboards, headboards, and other areas where you suspect pests are residing.

Get Rid Of These Winter Pests With Professional Control!

Rodents, insects, and many other pests invade homes during winter. They seek a place to survive the season and may potentially stay in your home for a longer period. This is true especially if they have a protective shelter and enough sources of food.

Go-Forth Home Services can help you kick out these pests and remove infestation that has generated over the winter.

Call the experts now and get the help you need!