What Insects Are Active During Winter? | Arrow Exterminating

What Insects Are Active During Winter?

Ed Robinson | Posted on December 6, 2018

An Asian lady beetle sits atop snow.

For many people, winter is their favorite time of year. The holiday season will be in full swing and you can go skiing, snowboarding or skating at an outdoor rink. There’s all sorts of winter fun out there. But let’s face it, there’s another reason why some people like winter so much. It’s the time of the year when we see fewer insects. It’s true that insects, hopefully, are far from visible in your home or business during the winter, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve gone away. Nor does it mean that you won’t occasionally encounter active insects. Arrow Exterminating is available all year round to help you get rid of insects and other pests. We’re active all year, and we want to let you know what pests are also active all year round.

Arrow Exterminating Helps Homes and Businesses

Arrow is the area’s premier pest management company. We’ve been in business since 1947 and we serve Nassau and Suffolk County on Long Island and all five boroughs of New York City. We serve customers of all types. Arrow Exterminating will help homeowners by searching your home and property looking for damage caused by pests or evidence of infestation. We’ll also work with you on pest treatment and prevention. We also create customized plans for commercial clients. We serve all types of businesses and institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, supermarkets and apartment buildings. Arrow is dedicated to helping you, so here’s what to expect during winter.

Indoor, Outdoor and Traveling Insects

The short answer to the question, “What insects are active in the winter?” is not many. Many insects become dormant. Some die off; while a few, like the monarch butterfly, migrate to warmer climates when it gets colder.  If you’re concerned about pests being active in the winter or if you spot them during the winter months, there’s a good chance that it’s because they’ve been able to get inside your home.

Some insects survive the winter by seeking shelter. Cockroaches will do this,  according to the Weather Channel. But even indoor shelter may not help. Roaches are known to die in temperatures below 60 to 70 degrees and colder weather slows or stops their breeding cycle. Other pests might also be found inside during winter months and according to Iowa State University, seeing carpenter ants indoors could be an indicator that they are nesting in your home. They’re likely somewhere inside your walls or furnace.

There are also some difficult pests you may encounter outdoors. According to ThoughtCo., you should be concerned about ticks if outdoor temperatures rise above 35 degrees. They site research that shows deer ticks can use leaf litter to insulate themselves from cold during the winter months. So raking those leaves can keep you safer.

Let Arrow Protect You All Year Round

If you’ve spotted some of these insects in your home or business or on your property, it could be a sign of infestation. Let the expert technicians at Arrow help you. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is; Arrow Exterminating will protect you from pests. Contact us today.

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