What To Do About Pests During Cold Weather in Mississauga?

Winter is harsh for everybody, and everybody takes extra measures to keep themselves warm and cosy. The same happens to the pests. They start moving to warmer places. You just have to make sure they don’t find your property ideal for the winter season. The best thing would be to call a pest control service before winter starts so they can inspect your house and make sure that you have taken all the precautions.

Unlike the typical pests that we deal with all year long, winter brings out seasonal pests, too, like squirrels, bats, and moths.

In this guide, we will tell you about different pests and how to deal with them in the cold season.

So without further ado! Let’s start.

Rats and Mice

Rats and mice are the smallest and most flexible pests there are. They can enter your property nearly from any small space. Not a single space is safe from them because of their flexible body. Once they are in, they can destroy the very foundations of your house. You can eliminate them by filling all cracks and holes around your property. Once you are done with that, make sure all your food is covered and stored in containers. Take out all the garbage because any food is an open invitation to these pests. Just to be sure, cover all your chimneys and vents, this way, they won’t find any place to enter.


Squirrels are the type of pest that comes out in the winter to gather food for the next season. If your house has open vents and big holes in the fence, try to repair them so no outsiders can enter your territory. Cut down all the overhanging limbs and get rid of any old wood from your backyard ASAP.


When we say birds, we mean every kind of bird, including bats, pigeons, and the list goes on. These birds need places to lay their eggs in winters and create their new home in warm spaces. Fences cannot block the entry of birds, so you have to take a thorough tour around your house and look around. If you find them gathering stuff from outside, they are ready to build a nest. Take the step and clean it before they successfully build a nest.


Fleas are the most disgusting and sneaky pest that ever existed. They will hitch a ride on your pet and enter your property without you even knowing. All you have to do is keep your pets clean all the time. Since it will be cold outside, you cannot give a bath to your pet very often. Instead, rub them off before you let them enter the house. Make sure all your rugs inside and outside the home are clean as new. This way, even if one or more manages to sneak into your house, you will get rid of them immediately by keeping rugs clean.


Pesticon provides you with the ultimate pest control service. The pest control you can rely on with a guarantee. Contact us, and we will be more than happy to solve any query related to pest control. We also provide a home protection plan for you so you can get a year-long service.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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