Australian Winter Pests To Look Out For
Today is the first day of winter! Contrary to what many people believe, not all pest problems go away in winter. In fact, some even get a little worse! Recently, our friends at Pesky Possum Pest Control published an awesome blog full of information on what pests you need to look out for in winter. We loved the article so much we thought we would share this information with our valued customers and community over on our site. Below we have attached some of the great information on the article. If you would like to check out the full article you can visit the link at the bottom of this blog.
Here are a few pests you need to look out for now that we are into the Australian winter:
1. Mice, Rats & Rodents
Winter is peak season for mice, rats and rodents in Australia. As they are warm blooded, they spend winter looking for warm & cosy spots to stay warm. These spots are usually in your home.
When the weather starts getting colder spiders instinctively begin looking for somewhere to spend the winter. Leaves and burrows are great, but nothing compared to your warm, comfortable home. Look out for invading spiders this winter.
Cockroaches are most active in summer but that doesn’t mean a break in winter. Cockroaches are active all year round! Cockroaches carry germs all through your house and can be unhealthy.
Bedbugs live almost exclusively where it is warm, and in winter that is your home! Plus, bed bugs spread more actively during the winter months, meaning you have to be in the lookout!
Termites really stay active all year round. As they thrive in warmer temperatures, termites look for warmer climates by digging underground or invading nearby homes.