As Southeast Louisiana continues to see one of the coldest winters we've had in a while, we continue to speak with homeowners and business owners who are enjoying a bit of a break from the typical hot-weather pests we deal with. However, many people are surprised to learn that our area deals with its fair share of cold-weather-loving pests. These winter pests are just as troublesome as the warm weather pests most people are familiar with, such as mosquitoes.
Southern Winter Pests
Winter's cold weather and changes in precipitation tend to bring in more problems from pests that aren't quite as troublesome during warmer months. These pests include mice, rats, squirrels, bats, fleas, bed bugs, and spiders, just to name a few. Most often, these pests are looking for a warm, dry place where they can stay out of the weather. However, these pests often cause damage and long-term effects once they've started to nest in your home. Pests, including mice and rats, are known for chewing through insulation, wires, and other important materials. This can cause extensive and costly damage! In addition to causing potentially expensive damage to your home, pests leave behind "signs" that they've been in your home, such as droppings. This is unsanitary and can lead to health problems, in some cases.
Get Rid of your Winter Pest Problem
While there are ways to pest-proof your home, it's a good idea to protect your home or business with professional pest control. The experts at Bayou Cajun Pest Control can evaluate whether you have any existing pest problems, treat existing problems, and treat against future pest or termite problems. Contact us today to schedule your treatment!