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Bugs & Pests of the Winter

In most parts of the world, the winter season brings cooler temperatures and fewer insects and pests. However, some bugs and pests are still active during this time of year.

One type of pest that is commonly active during the winter is the house mouse. These rodents are known for their ability to squeeze through small spaces, making it easy for them to enter homes in search of warm shelter and food. They can cause damage to property and spread diseases, so it is important to take steps to prevent them from entering your home.

Another type of pest that is active in the winter is the cockroach. These insects are able to survive in cold temperatures by seeking out warm, moist environments. They are often found in kitchens and bathrooms, and can contaminate food and spread diseases.

Some species of ants are also active during the winter. These insects are able to survive the cold by forming colonies and huddling together for warmth. They may also enter homes in search of food and shelter.

In addition to these pests, some types of insects, such as ladybugs and boxelder bugs, may become a nuisance during the winter months. These insects often seek out warm places to overwinter, and may accidentally enter homes through open windows or gaps in the walls.

Overall, while the winter season may bring fewer pests compared to other times of year, it is still important to be aware of the potential for infestations and take steps to prevent them. This can include sealing up entry points, storing food properly, and regularly cleaning and maintaining your home.

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