Top Reasons YOU Need Winter Pest Control


Top Reasons YOU Need Winter Pest Control  

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It is common to believe, especially in the Chicagoland area, that with the freezing temperatures we are experiencing, we have no need to worry about pests. The truth, however, is that these pests we think have died or disappeared are actually making their way into our homes to look for warmth and shelter. Crawling insects and other pests can then draw in mice and other rodents, as well. Pest Solutions can help you be on the lookout for potential problems this winter season! 

Common Winter Pests 

  • Mice and rats mice and rats

Mice and rats do not need a large space to sneak into your home. They can enter through tiny spaces and gnaw through wires, cables, insulation, and wood beams.


  • Dormant insects stink bugs

Many small insects like spiders, boxelder bugs, and cluster flies can find ways into your attic or basement and remain there dormant, laying eggs for potential spring infestations.  


  • Spider webs and nests cobwebs

Making sure to remove any visible webs, nests, and egg cases will help prevent pests from reemerging when spring arrives. Getting rid of webs and nests will encourage these pests to find a different home (other than yours). 


  • Wood destroying insects wood destruction

Pests, like carpenter ants and termites, can destroy your house from the inside out, and unfortunately most people never really realize the damage until it is too late. If you ever find a carpenter ant indoors during the winter, it is a sure indication that they have nested inside walls, floors, or decaying wood. 

The winter is the best time to seal up all of the openings that these tiny insects could penetrate before they take up residence in your home. 

Preventing Winter Pests in Illinois

Here we offer you some tried and true tricks to help you combat the arrival of winter pests into your homes:

  • Clean your storage areas.
    • Cluttered attics, basements, garages, closets, etc. offer multiple little spots for rodents to shack up for the winter months. 
  • Store your firewood away from your house.
    • Placing firewood at least 20 feet from your house prevents mice and ants from easily moving from the woodpiles they love so much into your home. 
  • Replace any weather stripping or loose mortar around your basement foundation or windows to prevent possible entryways for unwanted guests. 
  • Repair any broken windows or screens. 
  • Eliminate all moisture sites such as leaky faucets or pipes.
    • Pay extra close attention to bathrooms and kitchens, as these two areas are the most vulnerable to cockroach infestations. 

 How Does Pest Control Solutions Prevent Winter Pests Problems?

Our winter pest control services are targeted at your home’s interior. One of the first things that our team looks for is anything that has changed since our last visit. It is extremely common for our pest control specialists to find new openings that did not exist at their most recent visit. Our licensed specialists also check out any rodent protection equipment that they have put in place. 

Pest Control Solution’s residential and commercial services are tailored to individual needs, and in the winter, our trained service experts focus primarily on the interior of the house, searching for any openings where pests could possibly enter. We make sure to seal house openings to ensure pests remain outside. We will target homes’ basements for a preventative pesticide treatment for crawling insects.

Do not mistake winter as a time to ‘go easy’ on pest control services- it allows you preparation time for the warm seasons ahead! Pest Control Solutions is your trusted pest control expert for the Chicago-land area! Contact us today to learn how we can prevent pests this winter, and throughout the year, regardless of the season. 

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