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Where Do North Shore Bugs Go in the Winter?

Boz Pest Control in Lynne, MA
November 27, 2018

As the weather gets even chillier here in Lynn, MA, and the surrounding areas, you may find yourself wondering where the bugs go. It may seem like just yesterday that you were swatting mosquitoes and dodging wasps, but now you hardly see any insects in a given day. Do they die? Do they hibernate? Do they migrate? The answer depends on the bug! Heres what happens to the local insects when the temperature drops:


Despite their durability and resilience, cockroaches don’t do too well with freezing temperatures. Winter wind, snow, and ice may force them indoors where they can stay warm. Even though they sometimes end up inside, their reproduction slows down significantly in the colder months. If you see any in your home or business, be sure to call Boz Pest Control.


Fleas, no matter which stage of life they are in, are not well equipped to survive freezing winter temperatures in New England. However, if they have already made their way indoors it’s possible for them to stay through the winter! Once they are inside your house or on your pets, you will have a harder time getting rid of them. Keep an eye out for fleas year-round and take preventative measures with your pets using medication or treatment.

Bed Bugs

Unlike other bugs or animals that hibernate rf hen the cold weather hits, bed bugs are seemingly immune to the cold. Considering that they typically set up shop in your mattress, it’s almost guaranteed that they will have a consistent sac to get hem through the long winter. As long as they have a food source, (you), they will be able to thrive.


Many spiders lay eggs in the fall, however, the eggs themselves can’t survive the harsh winter temperatures. As they hatch, they often drop into sacs until spring brings a thaw and warmer weather. Adult spiders will seek shelter in your home, shed, wood pile, or any other debris collected on your property. If you’re a spider-tolerating individual, know that simply setting them free outdoors could mean certain death. Instead, place them in a nearby woodpile or tree.

Yellow Jackets

Unfortunately for yellow jackets, most yellow jackets die every fall when the weather begins to cool down. A few may stay alive for breeding purposes the following spring, but a majority of the population dies off in late fall. Any remaining nests should be dealt with by the professionals at Boz Pest Control. Yellow jackets are notoriously aggressive and shouldn’t be messed with.

Boz Pest is always ready – that’s why we offer 24/7 emergency services. From rats to roaches, we’ve got you covered! If you are experiencing pest problems this holiday season, don’t wait for it to escalate. Call today to schedule your service! 

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