Insects in Season: How Illinois Winter Weather Can Impact Pest Problems

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As temperatures begin to take a downward turn in Illinois and throughout the Midwest, pest control may be the last thing on the minds of homeowners preparing for the winter months. The chill outside, however, may actually worsen insect problems as these unwanted intruders make their way inside to escape the freezing temperatures outdoors. The experienced professionals at Anderson Pest Solutions can stop these bugs in their tracks before they affect the comfort and safety of you and your family. Here are some key facts to help you stay pest-free and comfortable this winter.
Insects Feel the Cold Too

As winter approaches, insects often move inside buildings or go underground to avoid falling temperatures. The most common insect offenders include:

  • Spiders of all types, including orb weavers and poisonous varieties
  • Carpenter ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Earwigs
  • Termites

Even the humble ladybug has been known to take refuge inside homes to escape the bitterly cold temperatures of an Illinois winter. By working with professional exterminators to combat these unwanted guests, you can ensure the healthiest environment for your family.


Hiding Out of Sight

Because insects need only a tiny opening to enter your home, these unwanted pests can easily access attics, crawl spaces and interior walls. This can allow them to go unseen for weeks or months while increasing in numbers and creating large colonies that can cause real problems. Investing in pest control early in the winter season can prevent a full-fledged infestation from occurring, and can keep your home safer and more comfortable all year around.


Calling in the Pros

Working with the professional exterminators at Anderson Pest Solutions can ensure that insects stay clear of your home during the winter months. This can prevent a number of dangerous and annoying situations, such as:

  • Contamination of food products and potential spread of diseases
  • Increased risk of allergies or asthma attacks for sensitive individuals
  • Potentially poisonous spider bites
  • Negative reactions from family and friends to the presence of insects


Enlisting the help of experienced pest control professionals can provide a safer and healthier environment for your family during the winter months.


Taking steps to prevent these pests from invading your home in winter can help you enjoy the holiday season in greater comfort. The experts at Anderson Pest Solutions specialize in providing Illinois homeowners with the most effective preventive treatments to ensure a pest-free home during every season of the year.