The Reemergence of Overwintering Pests

Have you heard the term overwintering pests? An overwintering pest finds a safe, warm place to ride out the winter. For many, this could be your home. You might not even realize it, but overwintering pests can infiltrate your home during the fall and if they go unnoticed they might lay low until spring.

Common overwintering pests include:

  • Ladybugs
  • Stink bugs
  • Boxelder bugs
  • Cluster flies

As the warmer temperatures of spring arrive, these overwintering pests come out of hiding. You might suddenly find them on your windows admiring the spring weather or roaming around the house as they begin their 2021 adventure.

If you see overwintering pests this spring, don’t panic. With proper pest control measures these unwelcome guests can be evicted. It is also important to proactively address any external vulnerabilities on your home such as holes in window screens, gaps around doors, and loose siding to prevent overwintering pests from coming inside again in the fall.

Do you have concerns regarding overwintering pests? Contact us today to schedule a free inspection of your home. We service the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.