Whether you heat your home in the winter with a wood-burning stove all the time or just enjoy using a wood fireplace from time to time for the ambiance or for auxiliary heat, it’s important to know that you could be more susceptible to certain pests. The good news is that being proactive with wood storage and pest control, you can limit the warmth created through wood burning to just the pleasure of your family instead of a host of pests instead.
There are several pests that can venture into your home because they were present in the wood. Examples include termites, stink bugs, and certain beetles. On occasion, you might even bring in a mouse! It isn’t just that you could carry them inside with the wood. If you store your wood supply too close to the house, they could navigate into your home on their own. It is a common misconception that winter temperatures kill off all pests and that you don’t need pest control in the winter months. If you want to avoid pest problems, even if you don’t burn wood, it’s important to have pest control services in place throughout the year.
At Quality Control, Inc., we offer a variety of pest control services that will prevent pests and take care of any that you currently have in your home. We’ll take the time to thoroughly inspect your home and consider any pest risks specific to your situation, such as an increased risk of termites if you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove/furnace. We will develop an effective pest control plan so you can have peace of mind that your home will remain pest-free every season of the year. Reach out today to learn more or to schedule a pest control appointment.