This is the time of year when some people question the need for pest control service in the Springfield and Cape Girardeau Missouri services areas.

Some seem to reason that all pests are inactive when it is cold out.

Consider the following key points:

Some pests, such as wasps or box elder bugs, do become inactive in cold weather. However, pests such as mice, ants, spiders, roaches, and others remain active in cold weather. We have seen ants foraging on snow.

Snow acts as insulation for pests over-wintering beneath it. They are not aware of the extreme cold we have.

Whatever cold snaps we experience are typically short lived. Nearly every month of the year has a few days when temperatures reach at least 50 degrees. The material applied now will remain effective to intercept pests that become active on warmer days.