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Common Winter Pests in Pennsylvania

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Unfortunately, this means that many homes in Philadelphia are going to have some pests to contend with. Today, we at Pest Control Technicians, Inc would like to take the opportunity to share some of the more common pests that are likely to invade your home this fall and/or winter.

Common Bugs, Insects & Pests in Fall & Winter

  • Ants: Despite their tiny stature, ants can present a major issue inside your home. There are many ants who will do more than pilfer your crumbs and food supply. Some species will contaminate the food they infest, others can cause major damage to the structure, such as Carpenter Ants, and most will bite a perceived threat. When you see one ant, there are like thousands close by. Ants can be particularly to eliminate when they invade your home. Should you find ants in your Philadelphia home, call Pest Control Technicians, Inc to destroy the colony and the all of the ants in it.
  • Cockroaches: Cockroaches are disgusting, grotesque pests, that are quite abundant throughout the world. Flipping on the lights and seeing these critters skittering across the countertops or floor is nothing nobody likes. With the different species in Philly, there is a high-risk of your home harboring these roaches that trigger asthma and allergies as well as spread diseases and bacteria.
  • Rodents: One of the biggest problems as the weather turns colder are the rats and mice. Mice only need a whole the size of a dime and rat the size of quarter to infiltrate your Philadelphia home. When they get inside, they damage utility lines, structure, spread diseases and bacteria as they contaminate your food supply. They are known to gnaw through electrical wires, which can result in electrical fires, as well as lead or plastic plumbing pipes to get to the water, resulting in severe flooding. Because they breed and multiply quickly, it is essential you call for professional assistance before the infestation gets out of control. Additionally, with these rodents intruding into your home, there is a strong likelihood that they will bring fleas, ticks, and even lice inside, which brings more diseases and issues.
  • Stink Bugs: Stink bugs do not present a hazard to homes as they infiltrate looking for warmth and shelter, but they can contaminate your clothes and food with their nasty odors. These insects do not have aggressive tendencies, nor do they spread diseases.

Year Round Pest Management

As pests come into your Philadelphia home this fall or winter, you have Pest Control Technicians, Inc readily available to eliminate the invasions or offer protection with our maintenance control. Keeping your home pest proof is also an optimal prevention method. Avoid clutter, keep up with sanitation and keep your food and pet food well sealed. Call us today for your pest control services!

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