Bugs in the Winter – Just Because You Don’t See Them Doesn’t Mean They Are Not There

Have you ever wondered where pests go in the winter?

In summertime you always have your hands full with controlling one infestation after another and the clean-up and maintenance can be quite tedious.

But winter is a whole different story. It feels almost like a big holiday just because you don’t have so many bugs and pests to be weary of.

But just because you don’t see insects during wintertime doesn’t mean that they are not there at all. Many insects use winter time to hatch and grow. They then emerge as fully grown adults when summer arrives. This is exactly why we often deal with such sudden infestations the moment the temperature rises.

Insects have a variety of survival methods during the wintertime that you should be aware of if you want to keep your property protected. If you apply the right pest control to keep these insect survival methods in mind then you can enjoy a much more comfortable and pest-free summer.

Watch Out For Overwintering Larvae or Pupae

Lots of insects protect themselves during wintertime by turning into larvae or pupae. Many of these larvae change the water in their bodies into glycerol which acts as antifreeze so they can survive the winter months and grow into adults while they sleep.

Watch Out For Overwintering Nymphs

In wintertime, you can often find lots of nymphs of insects like dragonflies, mayflies, and stoneflies in water ponds. These insects grow during winter and emerge as adults in early spring.

Keep an Eye Out For Overwintering Eggs

Lots of insects lay their eggs at the beginning of winter so these eggs will grow and survive during winter and hatch in early spring. The sudden hatching of eggs often results in terrible pest infestations that can cause a lot of agricultural damage.

Keep an Eye Out For Hibernating Adults

Lots of pets such as insects and rodents hibernate during wintertime. These pests usually seek out sheltering in the roofs of your home, underneath rocks and even inside walls. During this hibernation period, these insects can cause a lot of damage to your home, trees, logs and garden plants. When spring arrives they cause even more damage because they are starving and many pests like ants will start collecting reserves for the next winter early on.

Insects, in general, are very cold tolerant. They can survive these extreme temperatures with great ease and are not affected much by fluctuating temperatures. They also can fit into the tiniest and most unexpected places. Their keen ability to hide in and underneath just about any object is exactly what makes them so challenging to find during winter. You could easily be harbouring a nasty infestation underneath your timber deck, inside a compost heap or any hollow tree. These infestations are ready to attack the moment the temperature becomes warmer and can result in a much unexpected epidemic on your hands.

Pest Control Is Important Even In Winter

Bed bugs are always active and these infestations can be quite unexpected. These insects can spread by hitching a ride on anything including packages, purses, clothing and more. They infest your room and can cause all sorts of skin rashes and bite marks since they fest on blood and dead skin.

Pest Control Is Important Even In Winter

It is important to apply pest control even if it is winter. With proper pest control, these insects are killed when they are in hiding and your spring breakouts will be greatly reduced. Pest control during winter is key in keeping a clean environment during spring, especially if you want to give your plants and garden a good head start so your property can bounce back quicker after winter.

For the best pest control in winter we welcome you to give our offices at Bye Bye Pests a call right now. We offer quality pest control at affordable packages.