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Do you know what an overwintering pest is? Overwintering pests are any bug or animal that enters a home in the fall to avoid the cold of the winter months. But it specifically refers to bugs that cannot survive inside our homes. Boxelder bugs, for instance, are insects that feed on boxelder trees, and sometimes maple trees. We're pretty sure you don't have any of these trees inside your home. But that doesn't keep boxelder bugs from coming in.

When the temperature outside starts to drop, these insects congregate on warm surfaces. One warm surface they enjoy is the exterior walls of a home, in particular, homes with dark colored paint. Dark colors do a better job of absorbing the heat. And, when they congregate on the walls of a home, it doesn't take long before they start looking for entry points.

Boxelder bugs aren't the only bugs that do this. There are several bugs that spend their summers feeding on outdoor plants and crops and spend their winters inside man-made structures. Perhaps you've seen some of them in your home. If you normally get a winter invasion of Asian lady beetles, stink bugs, or some other kind of bug, now is the perfect time to stop those bugs.

At All-American Pest Control, keeping bugs out of homes and businesses is our job. The educated professionals here at All-American, train, retrain and train some more so that they can stay up to date on the most advanced protocols for keeping pests out. That means you can trust All-American to do a detailed inspection of your home and offer you real solutions to address your winter pest problems "before" they begin. And, the professionals here at All-American don't just spray and hope that your bug problems will go away. They use the science of entomology to establish pest protocols that use natural pest management methods first, and only rely on EPA-approved insecticides for vulnerable areas that require a limited and targeted application.

When it comes to keeping overwintering pests out, this is the time of year when pest control should be applied. Not only does it create the pest-resistant barrier before these bugs start to come in, it allows for natural pest control methods to be used. Your All-American technicians will walk you through all the options.

Find out why more and more folks in our Tennessee service area are choosing All-American Pest Control to keep their homes pest-free. Request a free home evaluation today.  

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