Once mice and rats are driven indoors by the frigid weather, it would make sense for most property managers to call in their local NYC pest control service for a routine inspection before a rodent problem arises. However, many property managers and owners choose to skip these checks to save money because pests arenâ€™t as active in the winter as they are in the warmer seasons.
In fact, winter is the ideal time to have an inspection. A pest control professional will be able to spot and fix any issues that could expose a building to an infestation when the warmer months roll around and pest activity increases. This is especially so when clients have their pest control service inspect the attics and crawl spaces that have been ignored for some time.
While there are still active pests during the winter, for the most part, pest control companies aren’t inundated with as many calls for infestations as they are during the spring and summer. This allows inspectors at each account to spend their time applying preventative measures when they would normally be eliminating pests. IPM specialists can also more easily inspect the outside of building, checking crawl spaces and openings in the foundation, without having to dig through shrubs and weeds. During the winter, these opening will be a front door for mice and rats looking for a warm home. Closing up these gaps will serve to not only prevent rodents, but also ants and crawling insects in the spring.
Winter IPM is a win-win scenario for property owners and managers – removing rodents and preventing future issues when pests are at their worst.