How to Keep the Warmth In and Pests Out
One noticeable change in the outdoors as winter approaches is the absence of flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and bees. We associate these pests with summer and fall, a nuisance to outdoor activities, and are thankful that the colder weather brings relief from their stings and bites. But a lack of flying pests does not mean a lack or pests during the winter months.
Whereas mosquitoes and bees were flying overhead in the summer, mice, cockroaches and spiders could be crawling underfoot during the winter. These pests are seeking shelter from the cold, and unfortunately our warm homes seem cozy to them too. It is important to take preventative measures to keep pests out because they can cause more hazards than just cobwebs in the corner.
Cockroaches are the most common insect that infests our homes. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) reports that one-in-five children in the Unites States have severe sensitivities to cockroach allergens, which increase the severity of asthma symptoms. These allergens are most commonly introduced in homes through cockroach saliva, droppings and decomposing bodies of these pests. Cockroaches can carry bacteria such as E coli and salmonella on their bodies, which can contaminate food, cooking equipment and food surfaces.
The U.S. Department of Energy Reports 80% of older homes are in need of insulation. InCide® Pest Control Insulation will keep the warm air in and will kill upon contact listed pests like cockroaches. By adding additional insulation to your home you can reduce your monthly utility costs.
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