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When most people think of pest control, they think of summer.  Ants, wasps, spiders, and all of the other bugs that come out when the weather is mild.  What people often forget, is that with our beautiful and mild Oregon winters, winter pests can create just as many frustrations as the summer ones.  In fact, cooler weather drives insects indoors as they seek more temperate climates. While most people think of rodents when they think of winter pests, here in Oregon, we also see more increased activity from roaches.  They frequently seek warm environments to cozy up to, so your home in the winter months is a prime target.

How can you protect your home from these pests during the winter months?  Knowing what you’re up against and how to prevent roaches from gaining access to your home are critical elements in protecting your space from these relentless pests. Here are a few tips on how to do so.

Preventative Maintenance is Key – Have your home inspected by a trusted professional, and eliminate inviting environments and easy access to your home.  Take advice on safeguarding your home seriously and act as quickly as possible. From sealing cracks and properly storing garbage and household items, we can help with simple tips for avoiding big problems.  Preventing access to your home is far easier (and less frustrating) than eliminating an infestation.

Address Issues Immediately Upon Sight – Roaches rarely travel alone. If you see one, assume there are more and treat accordingly.  Cockroaches can live for one month without food, one week without water, and can survive a few weeks after being be-headed.  You do not want them in your home. Contact your favorite Oregon pest control company, and get your home and any other structures on your property treated immediately.  Not sure what to look for? Check out our Tips For Identifying a Cockroach Infestation in Your Home.

Trust The Pros – If roaches do make their way into your home, avoid ineffective or potentially dangerous home treatments.  Call in the professionals, and let them take care of the problem. We offer a variety of organic pest control options that will keep your family safe AND get the roaches out!

As you think about your winter pest control needs, remember we are full service contractors! We strive to improve the value of your home as well as your enjoyment of it. All Natural Pest Elimination is pleased to serve the Medford, Eugene and Roseburg areas and beyond.