A Guide to the Most Common Types of Pests in the Winter

Millions of households in the US deal with pest invasions each year.

As a homeowner, dealing with unwanted pests can sometimes feel like a nightmare. The usual suspects come out during the warmer months, like spring and summer. But many people don’t realize how many types of pests thrive in the colder months.

When winter comes around, many bugs and critters seek warmth in your home. And clearly, this is not where we want them to go.

The first step in a pest control plan often starts with identifying the culprits, and there are plenty of them hiding everywhere. So what are the most common types of winter pests? Keep reading to find out more.


Mice and rats are some of the most common home invaders. They seek warmth during winter, and your home is a prime opportunity. They can fit into small spaces, chew electrical wires, and destroy insulative materials.

Aside from their destructive tendencies, rodents can also carry harmful diseases. These critters can carry illnesses like Hantavirus, Salmonella, and Leptospirosis.


Cockroaches are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They’re a year-round pest, but winter can bring them around more often.

You may notice cockroaches invading your home during winter. They’re attracted to food and moist areas like your bathroom, under your sink, or in the kitchen. Cockroaches can also carry nasty bacteria, increase allergies, and contaminate food.

Bed Bugs

Nothing sounds more creepy crawly than bed bugs. We all know how the old saying goes; unfortunately, it’s true. Bed bugs bite, and you’ll never know what hit you.

Bed bugs inject a numbing agent into your body when they bite, allowing them to suck your blood undetected. And you may notice swelling and itching around a bite, similar to a mosquito.

Studies show that bed bugs cannot spread viruses, but that doesn’t stop them from annoying everyone in your home and disturbing sleep.


Ants are a huge pain around Las Vegas and the US. They’re attracted to sugar, food scraps, and practically anything considered a food source. 

The Las Vegas area is home to the lovely fire ant species we all know and love. In addition to these insects invading your food, they can deliver a nasty, painful bite. Fire ants are aggressive and venomous and, in rare cases, can kill a human.


Scorpions are a common pest in the Nevada area and can cause a lot of trouble. They can enter your home through pipes, windows, and doorways.

One of the worst traits about scorpions, though? They’re attracted to other invasive pests. If you have a problem with beetles, ants, termites, or spiders, you might attract scorpions to the mix.

Every scorpion species can sting. And while not every species is dangerous to humans, some species, like the Arizona bark scorpion, are deadly.

Getting Help with These Types of Pests

Nature is a wonderful part of life, but sometimes it can become invasive. And if you’re experiencing pests inside your home, it’s time to devise a plan.

At Rebel Pest Control, we specialize in preventing all types of pests, including scorpions. Plus, we can remove any of the pests listed above and more. So if you’re a homeowner who needs winter pest prevention in Las Vegas, contact us today!

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