Winter’s officially here, and if you haven’t made any serious efforts to prevent pest infestations, you could face a significant problem (if you aren’t already). The good news is that even now, when it’s cold out, and your home is warm and inviting to creepy crawlies, you can take some steps to protect yourself against pests.
At a glance, it makes sense that insects and other pests would go away during the winter months. The temperature dropping below freezing and burying the great outdoors in a heavy layer of snow seems like a surefire way to rid your surroundings of critters. But belief in such a tidy solution is wrong, and resting on your laurels until next March will come back to bite you. Here’s the lowdown on what pests to look out for over the winter.
Say goodbye to sweltering summer temperatures and humidity, and say hello to stink bugs! As much as the cooler fall temperatures are welcomed, stink bugs have become a less-welcomed part of Autumn in Maryland.
With shorter days and cooler weather, Autumn is a great time to cuddle up under a blanket with a warm drink and relax. Unfortunately, plenty of pests also like to cuddle up in warm places this time of year — particularly in your home! Drawn to the warmth and possibly the lure of food and water, many of our multi-legged friends are simply looking for an excellent place to hole up for the winter. Here are four bugs, in particular, that might find their way inside.
For homeowners, stinkbugs are generally more of an unpleasant nuisance. Though they can do significant damage to gardens, they are harmless to both humans and structures. That said, if you see them in substantial numbers, you might have a problem.