Winter Pest Control Tips

As the winter season approaches, most homeowners have to be on high alert for the pesky critters that infiltrate their households. Here at Apple Pest Control, we value your peace of mind and strive to make this time of year as stress-free as possible! We pride ourselves in the environmentally friendly options we practice for the safe removal of unwanted creepy crawlers.

Our services are cost-effective and our staff members are efficient and reliable, so you can always depend on us to get the job done right every time we step through your door! We’re here to help you safely get rid of the pests that make their way into your home during the winter season. Read on to learn more about common winter pests and what you can look out for to spot them!

Rodent Pest Removal

When it comes to rodents sneaking into your home, house mice and rats are two of the most common winter pests.


House mice can cause serious damage to your property through the ways they chew through wires and drywall, pollute your food and spread diseases through their droppings. Some signs that you have these tiny rodents in your home include:

  • Small droppings underneath your sink, stove or in your kitchen drawers
  • Scratching noises in your ceilings or walls
  • Strange, musky odors
  • Gnawing marks along your window sills and door frames


Rats can be dangerous due to the viruses they carry and the way they can chew through almost any kind of material. Some indications that you have a rat infestation are:

  • Burrows and holes dug around the foundation of your home
  • Grease and dirt marks on objects they rub against in passing
  • Footprints or tail marks in dusty spaces
  • Shredded insulation or cardboard
  • Piles of debris in your attic

Cockroach Pest Control

Did you know that Apple Pest Control can deal with cockroach infestations? These pesky critters thrive in areas with lots of food and moisture, which is why your home is perfect for them during the cold winter season. Some signs that cockroaches have snuck into your household include:

  • Streaky smear marks along your floors
  • Cockroach eggs clustered around your home
  • Droppings in your basement or cellar
  • Peculiar odors
  • Increased allergy and asthma symptoms

Raccoons And Other Critters

Are you wondering what other creepy crawlers you should be on the lookout for during the winter? When the temperatures plummet, raccoons and squirrels seek warmer areas to set up dens and protect their young. Attics and chimneys are some of the most common spots in which these pests build their nests. Scratching noises in your walls, squeaking and chattering sounds in your attic and smelly droppings are some of the signs that these critters have invaded your privacy.

Contact Apple Pest Control For Your Animal Removal & Pest Control Needs!

Are you ready to enjoy the winter season without worrying about pesky insects or rodents invading your home and endangering your health? Here at Apple Pest Control, we’re devoted to your well-being and safety, as well as the wildlife that attempts to infiltrate your home. Our staff members are dedicated to humane removal services and are proud to be family owned and operated since 1984. Schedule an appointment with us through our website or give us a call today!