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Active Winter Pests

Active Winter Pests

If you live in and around Austin, Texas, then you know it (thankfully) doesn’t get as cold as the rest of the country in the winter. But, it does cool down during the winter months, and that cool down can drive pests from the outside to inside your home. As a homeowner, you need to be aware of the kinds of pests that may present a problem to you in the winter. Here’s what you need to be on the lookout for this winter and what you should do if you notice a problem.

Common Pests

There are many pests to be on the lookout for in the winter, including:

  • Rodents – These pests need shelter in the winter, and your warm home with a source of food and water is the perfect place. These pests can damage drywall and even chew through wires, making them very dangerous to have in your home. Plus, their droppings can make you sick.
  • Southern yellow jackets – These pests are also called paper wasps, and they’ve probably not escaped your attention in Austin. They look a lot like bees, but they’re very aggressive. Their nests are often on the ground, which means you can have thousands of yellow jackets out in your lawn and not be aware of it.
  • Cockroaches and ants – Your warm home is a beacon for ants and cockroaches in the winter. They’re looking for food and warmth, so make sure to be on the lookout for them in your home and keep your home clean and vacuumed all season.

What You Can Do

If you want to keep these pests out of your home then you need to consult a professional. The pros at Green Army know how to keep these pests out, and can help you to make your home a fortress that no bug or animal can breach! Call us today!


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