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5 Fascinating Facts About Bugs in the Winter

5 Fascinating Facts About Bugs in the Winter

Where do mosquitoes go in the winter?  This is just one of the many questions that people ponder about bugs during the wintertime. Winter is in full swing and most bugs have either disappeared or sought warmth in your home. Here are 5 fascinating facts about bugs in the winter: 

  1. According to Smithsonian, bugs replace their body water with a chemical called glycerol, which acts almost like an “antifreeze” to help them survive the winter months. 
  1. Did you know that like bears, mosquitoes hibernate and go dormant for the winter months? Once temperatures get below 50 degrees fahrenheit they find hiding spots to hide out in until the temperatures start to rise again. (Mosquito Authority) 
  1. Spiders are not attracted to warmth and are cold-blooded insects. They generally survive during the winter and when temperatures get too cold they become more dormant. (Burke Museum) 
  1. According to PestWorld, each winter, mice and other rodents invade an estimated 21 millions homes in the United States. Mice typically enter our homes between October and February, looking for food, water and shelter from the cold. 

Here are a few tips on how to protect your home from mice and rodents in the winter. 

  1. Did you know that cockroaches spend 75% of their time resting? And unfortunately, they can withstand temperatures as cold as 32 degrees Fahrenheit! (PestWorld) 

For more fun facts and information about pests head over to our blog here. If you need additional help with keeping pests out of your home, we would love for you to reach out to us here. Our Bug Guys are always ready to help!