The winter season can be cold and gloomy, but it can also bring that freshness that people are craving after a hot and sweaty summer. Although you know what the winter season can bring as well? Pests – not something most of us are looking for, right?

You might be thinking that pests during the winter season are not a thing, but this could be a problem that we have to think about, especially so if you’re living in a city like Houston.

Here at Life After Bugs, we’re always aiming to educate our readers and clients when it comes to pests and cleanliness. So in this article, we’re going to share three of the most common types of pests you can watch out for duringthe winter season.

  1. Spiders

There is a very common misconception that spiders tend to die in the winter, but this isn’t true. Yes, they might enter a more inactive state, but house spiders tend to settle in attics, closets, crawl spaces, and in most undisturbed places. So it’s best to ensure we’ve decluttered these spaces to prevent any spiders from lingering.

  1. Ants

It’s best to keep in mind that ants of all kinds, especially house ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants, will stay active throughout the year. They don’t pick a season to be active in, and they will typically hunker down in their colonies for the winter. Although, these ants will make their presence known if they find sources of food and water around your house.

  1. Bed Bugs

Like many of us, bed bugs are also looking for cozy spaces to snuggle up during the cold winter months. This is why it’s best to keep our beds and pillows clean, and always check your mattresses and mattress pads for any kind of infestation. These types of pests are no good, and their bites are the worst.

These are some of the most common types of pests that you should be watching out for during the winter season – while there are others, these are the most common ones in Houston.

So be sure to keep an eye on these pests and keep your spaces clean to ensure that no infestation will ensue during the winter season, as this is something that can be stressful.

Not only that, but don’t hesitate to call us at Life After Bugs if you want to schedule a pest control service or if you simply have a question. Know that we’re always here for you.