- Melinda Baker
Is Pest Control Necessary In The Winter?
Updated: Jul 10, 2022
THE TOP 5 PESTS IN PHOENIX TO BE AWARE OF IN WINTER:
1. RODENTS- Some common Phoenix area rodents are the roof rat, norway rat or house mice. They are warm blooded mammals which means they will seek warmth from the cold. One of their biggest needs is seeking food. It doesn’t matter if it’s a stick of glue left behind from your child, or a box of cereal, rodents will enter and set up shop if they gain access. The best way to avoid pest problems is to prevent them entirely. If you see any signs of a rodent infestation, it’s important to contact Happy Bees Pest Control right away. Two mice that move into your home could reproduce and create a litter of up to 60 mice in the span of one year! Prevent infestations and take back your home this winter. Call (602) 529-8797 to schedule an appointment or contact us online today!
2. SCORPIONS- As the temperatures begin to decrease in the fall, scorpions search for warm dark places to hibernate. They can climb up brick walls, plumbing conduits, limbs touching your roof line, or any attractive exterior opening, such as under a door sweep or a broken seal around a window trying to seek warmth. Once inside they can overwinter in wall voids and attics.
A licensed Arizona pest control company can come in to exterminate scorpions and focus on areas that are difficult to seal. At Happy Bees Pest Control, our solution is designed to provide you with customized solutions to your home with integrated pest management. With our recommendations and trained service team, we can help make your home scorpion proof.
3. ANTS – Myself growing up in a warm region I always associated ants as being a summer nuisance outdoors. Ants too like to keep warm and will “overwinter” in wall voids. They can use plumbing conduits to travel, under your sink, over your sink, in your shower, or simply enter thru a gap in your foundation or roof to gain entrance. Ants depending on the species, have the ability to develop very large colonies in your wall voids. Scientists have identified a jaw-dropping 352 ant species in Arizona. If you see an ant there is a possibility that there are more. Call Happy Bees Pest Control for a free estimate, we would be happy to create a customized solution for you.
4. SPIDERS - Spiders will seek out the warmth of your home during the winters here in the Valley. Many spiders are harmless. The cellar spider—commonly known as the “Daddy Long-Legs Spider” in the United States—is an example of a spider that poses no threat to humans, but is a predator to other insects. So they can be considered beneficial if they don’t pose a nuisance to you.
The same is not true for two other species: the black widow and the brown recluse, both found here in Phoenix. These spiders love to make their winter homes in Phoenix garages, attics, and other secluded spaces. As venomous species, both can pose a threat to you and your family. If you spot either the black widow or the brown recluse, call Happy Bees Pest Control for service.
In Phoenix, prevention is one of the best steps you can take to ensure winter control of unwanted pests. It begins by ensuring that all entry points are closed off. Happy Bees Pest Control has developed a comprehensive 15 point evaluation system to cover not only these winter pests but many more which will begin in Spring. A preventative approach in winter control will set you up for success year round in Phoenix.
Please call us with any questions at (480) 635-8492. Happy Bees Pest Control has over 30 years experience in Phoenix Arizona. Our call center staff includes Arizona licensed technicians who can help assess your needs and answer your questions. In most cases we can provide a treatment plan and pricing right over the phone.