Many people move to Arizona for the state’s natural wonders. Arizona has a unique beauty and robust atmosphere which simply can’t be denied. However, people new to Arizona are often caught unaware by the colder months. Arizona is warmer than most of the US during the winter. But this doesn’t mean that you won’t be running inside on occasion when the sun goes down. What’s more, the same holds true for pests.
Our warm homes are always an attractive sight when we come home on a cold winter night. But a wide variety of animal and insect life feels the same way when they set their sights on your home. And some of these pests can pose significant dangers to your household.
Spiders are one of the biggest winter surprises for new residents in Arizona. Spiders have a tendency to seek out warm homes during cold weather. Most of these are harmless and some are even beneficial. Cellar spiders, also known as daddy long-legs, will actually hunt insects within your home. But you should keep an eye out for black widow and brown recluse spiders.
Most spiders are harmless and won’t be an issue unless their population grows to an unacceptable level. But other species, such as the brown recluse and black widow, pose an immediate threat to your household. These highly poisonous spiders should always be handled by pest control experts. And it’s important to schedule a consultation as quickly as possible if you see these types of spider. You don’t want to give them a chance to multiply within your home.
You should also keep an eye out for signs of termite infestation in your home. Like spiders, termites are often drawn to warm houses during the colder months in Arizona. Even a mild winter will have nights that are cold enough to drive termites into the nearest warm building. And if termites do take up residence in your home they can do significant damage in a short amount of time. It’s important to schedule a consultation the moment you see termites. These little insects can do a huge amount of damage to your home in a short amount of time.
Mice and rats are also drawn to the comforts of a warm home during winters in Arizona. And once these rodents enter your home they’ll usually decide they never want to leave. You should stay vigilant to signs of rodent infestations during colder months. These signs can include rodent droppings and holes in food packages.
While rodents don’t reproduce as quickly as insects they’re still a time sensitive issue. You should try to schedule a consultation as quickly as possible after noticing signs of rodent infestation. By doing so you can ensure that a couple rodents don’t turn into a large family of disease carrying invaders.