pest control companies mckinney txAt Stampede Pest Control, we are one of the best pest control companies in McKinney, TX and we know that with winter just around the corner, you may be thinking that you’ll have at least a three-month break from pest problems during the colder months of the year. Unfortunately, spiders, insects and rodents never seem to get the memo that tells them to stay out of our yards and homes when the weather turns cold.

No Rest For Pests In The Wintertime

In fact, the colder the weather gets, the more pests want to share in the warmth we have inside our homes. Rats, mice, and squirrels find their way into our attics and garages to make nests in cardboard boxes. Spiders hide in the rafters and dark corners, hoping to catch insects coming inside for the winter. Cockroach populations usually decrease in cold weather but they never really go away, as long as there is moisture and food. Fire ants keep tunneling and making mounds in our yards. Termites and carpenter ants keep chewing the wooden structure of our homes no matter what the weather is like. Hotels and dormitories are prime breeding grounds for bed bugs, which is why our bed bug problems can increase during the holidays that happen in the fall and winter when we have college students and guests in our homes. Bed bugs are a particular headache when it comes to pest control because they’re hard to find and hard to get rid of.

Professionals Keep Pests Under Control

Even though it’s impossible to keep pests out of our homes, it is possible to minimize the problem. The first step to take is to have a pre-season inspection done by a pest control expert at Stampede Pest Control, one of the best pest control companies in McKinney, TX. He can determine how much of a problem you have and can treat your yard, eaves, foundation and the interior of your home. Inside your home, he can use a human- and pet-safe insecticide along the baseboards and around entry points like doors and windows that cockroaches, silverfish and other insects will walk through and take back inside the walls. Around the foundation, a pest control technician can conduct a meticulous search for signs of termites accessing your home and can treat the ground around the foundation to make a barrier that will keep termites out. Around the eaves, he’ll check for and eliminate wasp nests and spider egg cases. In your yard, he can bait fire ant mounds to help to keep the number of colonies in check and he can also create an insecticide barrier to keep other insects away from your home. 

Many kinds of insects and other pests have adapted to survive the winter – especially our Texas winters, which are usually fairly mild. Others that haven’t adapted find their way into our homes for warmth, food and moisture. The best way to minimize your winter and year-round pest problems is to call one of the best pest control companies in McKinney, TX, Stampede Pest Control, at (713) 714-6970. You can also visit us online at to find out more about our services.