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Don’t Let Your Home Become a Winter Refuge for Pests

With fall knocking on your door and winter just around the corner, you put a lot of effort into making your home nice and comfortable. Well not only does that make it warm and inviting for friends and guests, but for those UN-invited pests as well. Pest invasion is not exclusive to warm weather; the autumn and winter season has just as many nuisances as the spring and summer.According to the NPMA (National Property Management Association), rodents alone invade an estimated 21 million homes in the U.S. each winter. While rodent control is a concern to homeowners, that estimation does not include snakes and various insects. All types of creatures will find that cozy little house of yours to be the perfect home away from home during the autumn and winter weather.

Rodents like mice and rats are burrowers, which means that warm, soft insulation in your attic and between your walls is perfect for giving birth to a small litter. The damage these rodents can do require complete removal of your walls and insulation that ends in money spent for hiring a crew, time spent moving things out of rooms that are “under construction,” and the inconvenience of learning things the hard way.

An insect is not unlike any other creature on this planet—they too strive to survive no matter what, which includes the need to breed. The winter weather is just as devastating to the cold- blooded insect as it is to a warm-blooded rodent, which means sharing your warm home is perfectly acceptable to them. During adverse environmental conditions insects go through a phase of dormancy, so the crevices of your home are vacation destinations for these desperate little bugs.

While the holidays may require you to play host to undesirable guests like in-laws, that doesn’t mean you have to share your home with wintering critters. Dallas exterminators are on call and ready to rid your home of those pests and their plans to turn your home into a retreat. ABC Home & Commercial Services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are pest control specialists. We are the largest independently owned and operated pest control company in the state of Texas. ABC is the right choice for making your home pest free for the holidays.

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