Winter Pests to Watch For

Winter is a time for people to bundle up, drink warm beverages, and snuggle by the heater or fire place. However, people aren’t the only ones seeking warmth. Pests and rodents want the same thing!  

Get ready to prepare for pest defense, and avoid the threat of a possible infestation. Before you have to call an Atlanta pest control company, read the following list of pests to be aware of this cold season. 

Small Animals and Rodents 

Atlanta Pest Control Raccoon Family | STINGER Pest SolutionsSmall animals you may see this winter are mice, rats, squirrels and raccoons. Mice can be found in dark areas such as garages, basements, closets, or any other dimly lit area around the house.  

Unfortunately, rats can be spotted pretty much anywhere around the house. These small rodents have the risk of harming those who come in contact with them. They carry numerous diseases and germs.  

Raccoons can be a nuisance no matter what season it is and can tear up almost everything they encounter. Unfortunately for homeowners, they’re highly intelligent and very curious animals, and it isn’t hard for them to find their way into your home.  


Although spiders seem like they are always creeping around, they are much more common during the cooler months. This is because male spiders come out to mate in the late summer and early fall.  As the months go by, these spiders multiply and are more visible and threatening. Watch out for their webs in corners of places like attics, closets, garages, and basements.  


Although there are many species of termites, several come out during the winter time and could pose a threat to the foundation of your home. Termites grow underground, so make sure there are no cracks anywhere on the ground of the home.  

Winter is also a prime time for termites to multiply, so stay cautious of the space around your home. If you do find termite holes around the house, you need to take care of it right away. The best way to control termites is by calling an Atlanta pest control company.  


Stinkbugs are not known to cause structural harm to your home, but they put out an unbearable stench. They will leave homes smelling unpleasant for a while. It is important to make sure there are no cracks anywhere in the house to prevent these bugs from entering and infesting. Just like for termites, you need to check the areas around your doors and entrances for any possible openings.  

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