What Happens to Insects in the Winter – Part Two

Our previous post explored how ants and bed bugs spend the winter months. They’re not the only bugs that are able to survive cold temperatures. Learn about a few more insects you might need Brielle NJ pest control for this season or in the spring.


Cockroaches, including German cockroaches and American cockroaches, can survive colder temperatures by invading warmer places. These bugs typically search for a sheltered indoor place to stay for winter, including homes and businesses. While they’re inside, they lurk around looking for water and food sources.


Mosquitoes aren’t usually active in cold weather, but they’re still very much alive. These bugs find a warm area, such as a hollow log, to hibernate during winter. They remain safely hidden in these areas until temperatures warm up again. At that point, they start coming out of hibernation and laying eggs.


Some termite species, such as subterranean termites, are able to survive the winter months by going deep into the ground under the frost line. Other species stay in dry wood to stay warm. These bugs start getting more active again when the temperatures warm up. If temperatures are milder, though, termites can remain active in winter.

If you have cockroaches or other pests in your NJ home this winter, contact Allison Pest Control today. We offer dependable Brielle NJ pest control services for a wide range of pests.

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