Beware the Cold-Weather Critters

Beware the Critters

We’ve already talked about the unwelcome pests that surface more in the cold-weather months, which would rodents, of course. But there are a few other pesky pests you’ll want to be on the lookout for this Fall. Termites, cockroaches, and spiders are just as likely as mice, rats, squirrels, and even chipmunks to sneak into your home to find warmth.

In our last blog, we offered tips on what to look out for in case of a rodent infestation and, now, our pest experts at Clark Exterminating want to provide a little education on why other pests might invade your cozy abode in the coming months.

Pests that live inside your walls aren’t affected by the cold
Believe it or not, the cramped spaces of walls are the perfect home for a variety of bugs. Termites, cockroaches, and ants, to name a few, aren’t affected by the weather outside once they’re cuddled up nice and warm inside the walls of your home. The scary truth (perfect timing with Halloween around the corner, right?) is that once these bugs are living inside the walls, it’s hard to know they’re even there! Unless you’re busting up holes in your walls on a regular basis, you won’t be able to see them.

How do you combat this problem – or keep it from happening in the first place? At Clark Exterminating we recommend regular inspections from professionals. This is a good way to ensure your home isn’t at risk of permanent damage.

Spiders are a year-round concern
We may all be seeing more spiders this time of year as Halloween decorations are placed around the house. But be careful to note what’s real and what’s fake. There are some spiders that won’t go away after October 31.

The past few weeks were breeding season for most spiders, which is probably why you’re seeing more of these eight-legged critters more now than before. Once they’ve found a mate, they’ll want a place to call home, right? Don’t let your home become a permanent residence to a family of spiders. Once again – regular pest control can help keep this in check.

Treat now and prevent for the future
While cobwebs may be a great decoration for Halloween, there’s really no place for them in your home, especially when you’re working to maintain a clean and healthy space. Seeing spiders inside your living areas? Find a cockroach in the laundry room? Call us immediately – you’ll want this pest situation taken care of as soon as possible to ensure it doesn’t get worse when it’s mating season.

With more than 30 years of experience at Clark Exterminating, we know what we’re doing. There is no time like the present to get a full inspection and ensure your home is a safe environment for your family and a no-entry zone for pests. We offer free in-home estimates and are more than happy to inspect the situation and offer the perfect solution to all of your pest problems. If you are dealing with any of these issues inside your central Arkansas home, give us a call today!


Little Rock: 501-228-0322
North Little Rock: 501-758-0322
Conway: 501-329-0396
Benton: 501-776-1388
Bryant: 501-847-1388
Jacksonville/Cabot: 501-843-1322
Hot Springs: 501-623-2335

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