Many people are thrilled when the first hard freeze hits East Texas, but it’s not always because they enjoy colder weather.
The hopeful expectation for many is that a hard freeze will kill off the pests which bother us all summer (think gnats, fleas, termites and mosquitoes).
Sadly, that’s not necessarily true. And that’s why Petty’s Irrigation, Landscape and Pest Control offers pest control services throughout each year.
The Entomological Society of America notes “While it’s true that insects will die if exposed to very cold temperatures for prolonged periods of time, many are able to survive, depending on the insect and the circumstances.” In other words, the fact that you don’t see pests during the colder months, doesn’t mean that they aren’t there.
In some cases, cold weather can actually help pests thrive by killing off some other insects which would normally contribute to natural pest control.
Some of the most common pests that thrive in Fall weather include:
- Bed Bugs
- Stink Bugs
And then there are those “other” pests – rodents, for example. Freezing temperatures outside and a toasty warm house can make the decision simple for them – they want in. Some available food and water in (or under) your house may result in unwanted wintertime houseguests.
You can begin to prevent these pests by keeping a sanitary floor, sweeping up crumbs, sealing windows and doorframes, and eliminating sources of standing water.
Petty’s Irrigation, Landscape and Pest Control offers thorough professional treatment and prevention plans for these pests, and more, all year. We can arrange periodic applications of safe and appropriate pesticides and other deterrents at your home or business to help you stay pest free.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-258-9184 to discover what we can do for you today. Explore our website at pettys.com to learn more about the many types of pest control we offer, as well as our excellent irrigation and sprinkler systems and professional landscaping services. We want to be the “Protectors of your Property!”℠