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8 Cold Weather Pests You’ll See This Year

21st Oct 2022

As the winter months quickly approach in Wisconsin, bugs and rodents are trying to find a warm place to call home. These pests can end up in your home, cottage, or workplace and can potentially cause harm to you, your family, and your coworkers if not stopped in time. At K&C Pest Control, we’ve created a list of the 7 most common cold weather pests you’ll see this year. 

1. Beetles

Beetles in your home are more common in the cooler months than you think. Like most pests, they’re looking for a place to keep warm in the late fall and winter seasons. Typically, you’ll find beetles near your water heater or clothes dryer, occupying warm spaces in your home. Beetles won’t cause harm, but if you notice them inside your home and don’t take action to prevent them from returning, it could lead to an infestation.

2. Spiders

With over 35,000 species of spiders, it’s difficult for homeowners to identify which kind is in their home. You’ll see these pests year-round, but more commonly will see them in your home in cooler months as they look for warm and dark places to build their webs. Check your basement, boxes, and corners of your home for any signs of a spider infestation. 

If you notice spiders in your home, you can call a pest control specialist like K&C Pest Control to treat your home or business. 

3. Ants

Ants can enter your home or business through the smallest cracks or holes to avoid the cold weather. Once you see one, you’ll likely see hundreds or thousands of these pests trying to find a home for the winter. If ants are in your home or business, they’re trying to find a food source, so you’ll find them in your kitchen or other food locations. 

At K&C Pest Control, we know that ants are one of the most common pests in Wisconsin. It can be challenging to stop an infestation if you’re only using bait traps and bug spray. Let us help you eliminate the infestation at the source if you notice ants in your home this season. 

4. Cockroaches

As one of the oldest pests to survive harsh conditions, you’ll need a pest control professional to help you rid your home or business of cockroaches. Throughout late fall and winter, cockroaches will find warm, damp spots in your establishment to call home. Contact K&C Pest Control today to take the necessary steps to rid your home or business of cockroaches. 

5. Asian Beetles

Asian beetles are commonly confused with ladybugs because they look similar. They are an invasive species to Wisconsin and will get into your house or business through window cracks and other small openings to stay out of the cold. When enough enter your establishment, they can swarm and be a nuisance for you and your family or coworkers. Contact a pest control business like K&C Pest Control if you’ve spotted Asian beetles on your windows or walls. 

6. Fleas

With an over 100-day lifespan, fleas can reproduce around 400 offspring in their lifetime. Fleas can enter your home on your dog or cat, feeding on their blood and transmitting bacterial diseases to humans. If you notice fleas have entered your home, contact a pest control specialist to exterminate them and keep your home safe. 

7. Mice

As the weather cools down, mice will find ways to stay warm by entering your home or business through small holes or cracks. If you’ve set traps and notice that they aren’t doing the job of preventing rodents from entering your home, contact K&C Pest Control for rodent removal services. Mice can be dangerous to you, your family, and your coworkers as they find food sources and drop feces that can spread disease. 

8. Squirrels 

In the colder months, squirrels will become more of a pest than they already are in the spring and winter. Squirrels will chew through the siding of your home, living, and breeding in your attic. They’ll gnaw their way through your electrical wires, causing you significant issues this fall and winter. Contact squirrel removal experts to ensure your home stays safe this cold weather season. 

If you’ve noticed one or many of these pests in your home or business, now is the time to contact a pest control professional to give you a free estimate on the necessary pest control service to keep you and your loved ones safe this fall and winter. The professionals at K&C Pest Control have 30+ years of experience providing the best pest control services in the Fox Valley.

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