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Although Tucson doesn’t get as cold as other places in the United States, you and your family won’t be the only ones trying to get cozy in your home for these long winter nights. So as we get to these colder temperatures, we at Horn Pest Management can come and help you with pest-proofing to keep your home pest-free for the holidays.

We will explore the common pests you may see during this time in Tucson, AZ, and where they can be commonly found.

Rodents

rodents winter pests

Rats and mice can come into the home at any time of the year. However, in the winter, they come in for food and shelter in an attempt to escape the cold.

They will seek out your garbage cans for food and the nooks and crannies of your home for shelter. Rodents enjoy gnawing, so they may cause electrical and structural damage. Those Christmas trees being put up can cause house fires by chewing on the cables for the lights.

Rodents also carry human diseases in their urine or animal feces. With family in town and everyone visiting, you don’t want this pest problem causing harm to your loved ones.

Cockroaches

Roaches cannot survive in cold weather, so they will be seeking residence if nearby. One thing you can do at home to reduce the risk of having this pest problem is to keep food stored tightly and clean up the kitchen well.

American cockroaches can trigger diseases such as asthma or allergies, so preventing them from entering the home is the best step to caring for your family. If you already see signs of them or other pests, contact us to help you this winter.

Since their life cycle is a couple of weeks, you won’t be able to eliminate them with an over-the-counter pest ‘bombing.’ Instead, effective cockroach control comes from the professionals who have been going it for years.

Bed Bugs

bed bugs

One of the many pests that can come into the house uninvited this winter is bed bugs. They can come about all year long but are be more likely to infest your home after traveling or having guests.

Ants

winter pests ants

Ants are among common pests any time of year and will cause trouble in colder weather too.

Pest proofing your home from ants is difficult but not impossible for our expert team. Most ants will come in through gaps in the walls, windows, or doors.

Ensure that you clean up any food sources and disinfect them to remove the pheromones they leave to indicate where to go back. Then contact your friendly, experienced technicians at Horn Pest Management.

Free Inspection for Pest Control

We understand that with the holidays just around the corner, money can be tight.

Contact us at Horn Pest Management to schedule us to come to your home for a free inspection and estimate to ensure the health and safety of your family, pets, and home.