Winter in Omaha is a wonderful time of year. While this is a great time of year to hang out indoors and enjoy the warmth of the fire, many pests look for warm places to retire to for the winter. Our Omaha exterminators see the same few pests causing problems for homeowners at this time of year.
Knowing what pests are most likely to venture into your home in search of food, water, and shelter this winter will help you to prepare appropriately and know to contact Genie Pest Control.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common pests that are found in Omaha homes at this time of the year.
There’s nothing worse than seeing cockroaches scurrying across your floors. Not only are these pests unsightly and enough to make anyone’s stomach turn, but they also play a role as carriers of intestinal diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and diarrhea. Cockroaches can come into your home in search of food and warmth during the winter months. Our Omaha exterminators recommend keeping an eye out for droppings or an unusual odor, which can often be signs you might be dealing with an infestation.
Rodents such as mice and rats are notorious for seeking out warm and cozy environments during the colder months of the year. When heat and food become more difficult to find outside, rodents will start to look for what they need inside your home. If you notice any signs of rodent activity in your home contact our exterminators right away, as they can reproduce quickly.
Our Omaha exterminators receive regular calls about bed bugs at this time of the year. The major problem with bed bugs is that they can lie dormant in your home for up to twelve months, making it very difficult for homeowners to even know that they are present in their home. They can hide in bedding, plush toys, furniture, pet’s bedding, and even in some decorations that you might have in storage. You may notice small blood spots, smears, or spots on your bedding, which can often point to an infestation. In this case, it’s important you call us as soon as possible as bed bugs can multiply very quickly.
Omaha Exterminators Can Keep Your Home Pest-Free This Winter
Unfortunately, the colder winter months are a popular time for pests to venture indoors in search of warmth, food, and water. In Omaha, homeowners need to keep a close eye out for common pests such as bed bugs, rodents, and cockroaches, as these pests are particularly active and can multiply quickly. If you notice any pest activity in your home this winter, our Omaha exterminators at Genie Pest Control can help get the problem under control so you can cozy up from the cold outside in peace.