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Mild Winters and the Bug Boost

Feb 16, 2024

As Ontario experiences milder winters, homeowners might notice an uptick in unwanted house guests – insects. Normally, the cold provides a natural break from pests, but when temperatures are warmer, our homes become appealing hideouts for these critters. Here’s a deeper dive into why a snug winter for us can mean a bustling hub for pests and strategies to maintain a bug-free home.

A Break from the Cold Not Just for People

Insect activity typically slows down or stops with the onset of freezing temperatures, providing a temporary respite from the pests that annoy us in warmer months. However, as Ontario’s winters warm up, this natural pest control is disrupted. Consequently, we see more insects surviving the winter, ready to emerge in larger numbers come spring.

Who’s Enjoying the Warmer Winters?

Spiders, ants, wasps, hornets, and various overwintering pests like stink bugs and boxelder bugs are making the most of Ontario’s gentler winters. This means these pests are more likely to be unwelcome visitors in our homes as the weather warms.

The Downside of a Bug-Filled Winter

Beyond the discomfort of cohabitating with these pests, they can cause significant issues like property damage and health risks. Clearly, a home overrun by pests is no one’s idea of comfort.

Preventative Measures Are Key

To keep these pests at bay, prevention is crucial. Sealing up any cracks and potential entry points can significantly reduce the chances of an infestation. However, if pests do find their way inside, professional pest control services are often the most effective solution. DIY methods might offer a temporary fix but might not tackle the problem at its source.

Expert Help from The Spider Guys

For those in Ontario dreading a spring filled with pests, The Spider Guys are here to assist. We focus on long-term prevention, not just a quick fix. If you’re ready for a pest-free living space, reach out to The Spider Guys at 226-641-0003 for expert assistance in protecting your home from the seasonal surge of bugs