Active Pests in January

As the new year begins, so does the cycle of pest activity. January may seem like a quiet time for pests due to the cold weather, but several critters remain active and may seek shelter in our homes or commercial spaces. At Lincoln Pest Control, we understand the importance of staying vigilant year-round. Let’s explore some pests that remain active during January and the precautions you can take to keep them at bay.

Rodents Seeking Warmth:

Rodents such as mice and rats are resilient creatures that seek warmth during the winter months. They can squeeze through small openings and crevices in search of shelter, making homes and buildings attractive targets. Their presence not only poses health risks but also leads to property damage. Inspecting and sealing any potential entry points around your property can help prevent their intrusion.

Overwintering Insects:

Certain insects, like stink bugs, ladybugs, and cluster flies, enter a state of diapause (a hibernation-like state) during winter. They seek refuge indoors, often congregating in large numbers within walls, attics, or other warm spaces. Sealing cracks and gaps in windows, doors, and foundations can help prevent these pests from invading your living or working areas.

Winter Pests in Storage:

Stored product pests such as pantry moths and beetles remain active in January. They infest stored grains, cereals, flour, and other pantry items, contaminating food supplies. Regularly inspecting and properly storing food in airtight containers can prevent these pests from infesting your kitchen or storage areas.

Preventive Measures for a Pest-Free January:

Seal Entry Points: Inspect your property for any gaps or cracks that pests could use as entry points and seal them off.

Trim Vegetation: Overhanging branches or shrubs near your property can act as a bridge for pests. Keep them trimmed and away from your building.

Maintain Cleanliness: Regularly clean your living or working areas, including kitchens, pantries, and storage spaces, to eliminate potential food sources for pests.

Professional Inspection: Consider scheduling a professional pest inspection to identify and address any underlying pest issues before they escalate.

Lincoln Pest Control – Your Partner in Pest Management:

At Lincoln Pest Control, we are dedicated to helping you maintain a pest-free environment throughout the year. Our experienced team uses environmentally responsible methods to identify, eliminate, and prevent pest infestations. If you notice any signs of pest activity or want to safeguard your property from potential invaders, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Protect your home or business from unwelcome guests this January by staying vigilant and taking proactive steps against pests. Contact Lincoln Pest Control today for expert advice and pest management solutions tailored to your needs.

Lincoln Pest and Property Solutions is a locally owned and operated business serving Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts. As one of the leading pest control companies in RI, our mission for over 35 years has been simple: Provide innovative and effective pest control solutions for your home or business, while maintaining a safe environment. We use the latest in eco-friendly technology to keep your home or place of business safe and pest free.

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