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What is an Overwintering Pest?

Not every pest has the capability to bear the extreme winter weather. A majority of pests migrate to humid areas in the extreme winter temperatures. However, pests with cold blood find warm places to hide until the temperatures rise again in the summer season. These tests are called overwintering pests, and they can seek refuge in your house as well.

Overwintering Pests

Overwintering pests seek refuge in your house in the fall season. Your house is a perfect hiding spot for them. Some tests cannot even be noticed by you when they enter your house. However, others need to come late and make collective efforts in order to make a hiding place in your house. These pests keep hiding for the whole winter season, and appear in your house and the start of the summer season. You can seek overwintering pest control services to get rid of these pests.

Here are some of the most common types of overwintering pests.

Asian Beetles

These are cute looking beetles with dotted skin. While they might look friendly, they can quickly become a headache.

These beetles look just like native beetles, but with an orange to red colored body. A majority of these have spots, and some don’t have them.

These beetles cannot survive extreme cold, and need to find a hiding place in the winter season. They prefer sunny sides of houses with light paint color.

You can try to get rid of Asian beetles by sealing your windows, using door stoppers and filling any cracks, which might work as an entry point for these pests in your house.

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs also love the warmth of your house. The black colored bugs have orange to red colored marks on them. They hide in sheds, or garages in the winter season.

You’ll need to repeat the same process to prevent boxelder bugs as for Asian beetles.

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