The weather in Florida is getting cooler.  As a long-time Florida resident, I know many people look forward to the cooler temperatures.  Especially after a steamy summer, the cooler weather is a welcomed change. Even though the weather has changed, your routine pest control should not change.

A common mistake homeowner’s will make is to assume that there is no need for pest control in the winter because the cooler weather eliminates pests.  While colder temperatures may reduce some insect populations such as mosquitos, it is the time of year when homeowners will experience increased trouble with mice, rats and other rodents.

Rodents, just like humans, will move to warmer locations as the temperatures drop.  Often this means they will move into your home.  Rodents are not the only unwelcome houseguests you may have during the winter, cockroaches, ants and termites may already be living inside your home safe from the cold temperatures.

Not only is it unpleasant to think about sharing your home with mice, rodents, roaches, ants and termites, these pests can live undetected in your home. They carry diseases that put your family and pets at risk and they can cause costly damages to your home.  They can create exterior holes which expose your home to water damage and will increase your utility bills. One pest infestation in your home can lead to costly repairs for you, but this problem is preventable.

The best protection, from unwanted pests in your home, is prevention. You don’t want to put down your guard just because of cooler weather. Your home is a large investment. Protect it year round by having a trained professional routinely inspect your home for signs of rodents, insects and other pests.

Even if you don’t think you have a rodent problem, call Turner Pest Control for a free inspection. We have been protecting homes and families for more than 40 years. Our trained technicians know what to look for to prevent pests from entering your home.  We can identify early warning signs to prevent costly problems later. With a routine treatment plan, we can eliminate pests from your home and prevent new pests from entering and you never need to worry.

Wishing you a warm and worry-free winter.

Watch this short video clip from the hit TV Show, The Doctors” as they discuss the hidden danger of having rodents in your home this winter.