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Warmth-Seeking Pests to Watch for During Winter

Written by BooAdmin on . Posted in Tips

In a place like Utah, where seasonal climates swing massively from summer to winter, pest control and prevention solutions naturally change between these seasons. The common pest types you’re looking out for might change slightly, for instance, and their behaviors will often be different, although there are also a few areas that don’t see a whole lot of change.

At Bug Busters, we’re happy to provide a wide range of year-round pest control services, both residential and commercial in nature. Not only do we assist our clients with any pests that have invaded their home, we also provide expertise on how to prevent these risks in the first place. And when it comes to winter pests, one of the key qualities several of them tend to possess is a common one: They’re warmth-seeking, and this is often a primary reason they’re looking to get into your home. Here are three examples of common warmth-seeking pests and why they’re a risk during the winter period, plus how you can prevent these concerns.


Termites are some of the oldest and most resilient pests on the planet, and they’re active throughout the year in many climates. In fact, during the winter period, as we discussed above, their warmth-seeking behavior tends to become even more direct.

If any termites find a way into your home, you’re at significant risk of an entire colony entering and thriving within the warmth – and, as a result, multiplying. Termites, as their reputation showcases, will eat and destroy structural areas of the home, particularly wood beams and similar areas. If you notice any mud tubes, wood damage, termite wings or other signs of termites, call our team immediately for termite control services.


Another pest that’s active throughout the year in most climates is the spider, which comes in numerous different species. Spiders prefer the indoors no matter which part of the year it is, but this desire only increases as the weather turns colder. Spiders can live in the tiny cracks and edges of your home, and may multiple in these areas. If you notice any webbing or other spider signs, call our team for spider extermination.


Finally, perhaps the most damaging pest type during the winter is the rodent, which generally covers rats and mice but may include a few similar species as well. These rodents are looking to enter the home for a combination of food and warmth, and they’re both larger and more destructive than the types we went over above. In addition, rats may bring disease into the home that can be a risk to human health, plus are known to multiply quickly and overrun certain areas of a property. Any rodent infestation requires immediate extermination.

For more on the winter pests that are warmth-seeking and what you can do about stopping them from finding this warmth in your home, or to learn about any of our pest control or extermination services, speak to the staff at Bug Busters today.