Pest control is the last thing on most homeowners’ minds the week after Christmas. But it’s actually the perfect time track down and eliminate any winter infestations. As you tromp up and down the stairs to store holiday decor in the attic, keep an eye out for common Georgia winter pests.
How to Tell if You Have a Winter Pest Infestation
Do you know the signs of an attic infestation? Those chewed Christmas lights are a dead giveaway for a rodent problem in the attic. Bugs also like attics and crawl spaces, which give them warmth and water without exposing them to sunlight. If you see or hear these signs, it’s a good indicator that you have a pest problem.
- Sounds of scurrying and scraping in the ceiling or walls.
- Chewed wires, storage containers, and unsealed food.
- Droppings in the attic, closet, or basement.
Which winter pests are most common?
- Bats can squeeze through holes as small as ⅜ of an inch. The multiply quickly, so always eradicate the problem as soon as you detect bats in your home.
- Mice are people-rodents, preferring to crawl into homes than survive out in the wild. Mice droppings are small, so keep a keen eye out as you store holiday decorations.
- Rats are often found in attics, and can chew tiny holes until they’re large enough to fit through.
- Silverfish are mostly harmless, but that doesn’t mean you want them in your house. They eat books and starchy foods, and they’re creepy to boot.
The longer you ignore a pest infestation, the more they’ll multiply. Don’t delay. Contact Progressive Pest Control today.