Are Cockroaches Active in Winter?

What This Pest Does When It Is Cold

cockroaches in winter

What do cockroaches do during the winter? Find out how this pest spends the chilly months and if you can expect a reprieve from their presencese.

Are Cockroaches Active in Winter?

You might be surprised to learn most cockroaches hibernate during the winter. Unfortunately for homeowners, the ones who snooze their way through winter are the ones that live outside. They “sleep” their way through the winter until the weather warms up.

The ones that stay active are the ones who come into your home to stay warm for the winter. There may be fewer running around your living room floor, but you can be sure there are plenty in your basement and in your kitchen searching for food. The bad news: these active pests spend most of the winter simply feeding and mating, which will provide a terrible surprise invasion come springtime. Yikes!

Keep your eye out for eggs in these spots:

  • Crevices
  • Cracks in wall
  • Behind or near appliances
  • Inside pipes
  • Inside piles of food waste

Proactive Pest Control: Treat Cockroaches in Winter

A pest control company can actually come and treat for the sleepy cockroaches during the wintertime so you have fewer in the summer. They are most likely found outside in piles of wood. However, you’ll still need routine help with the ones who have made your home their own for the winter. To keep them away, be sure to store food properly, check for leaks, and keep your space tidy.

Pest Problem? Call ExtermPRO.

While cockroaches may not bite or sting like other pests, they can cause health problems. If you or your child are experiencing allergy symptoms, don’t narrow it down to seasonal triggers without checking for roaches. About a million people are allergic to cockroaches, and some allergies are so strong, the person doesn’t have to come in contact with a roach to experience a reaction. For help getting rid of cockroaches, call ExtermPRO, your neighborhood pros, at 571-620-1168.


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