As the season’s change, pest control services are typically needed more often. This is because pest populations grow during these months and can cause serious damage to your property. It is during this time that pests like mice, ants, spiders, and wasps can become prevalent in your home. But with fall pest control services in place, you will be able to combat pest infestations quickly and easily!
Why is There an Influx of Pests During Fall?
You may be wondering why these pests become more active during fall, and there are a few reasons for that. As the days become shorter and colder, pest populations begin to increase as they look for a warm place to spend their winters. And with many humans living in homes that are warmer than outside temperatures during the fall and winter months, it makes pest invasions more likely since these pests have no problem entering your home through doors or windows. Making fall pest control services extremely important.
However, your doors and windows aren’t the only way that pests can find their way into your home. They can also gain entry through cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation, as well as…
These pests don’t require a lot of space and are even able to squeeze through the tiniest of gaps.
Pests to Look Out for During Fall
There are a variety of pest infestations you should be on the lookout for this fall. While many pest populations will increase during this time, there are some that stand out from others and can be particularly problematic to homeowners that we target with our fall pest control services.
Some pests that may invade your home include:
While ants aren’t typically aggressive, they are extremely annoying. These insects will be looking for a warm place to stay, and your home provides just that. Ants prefer to hide out in the hollow spaces between your walls, giving them total access to just about any room in your home. You may even find colonies of ants hiding out under your floorboards, carpets, or tiles, as well as in cracks of concrete, gaps in old wood, or even in some houseplants.
Rodents like Mice and Rats
Insects typically tend to get sluggish as the weather becomes cooler, but the same can’t be said of rodents like mice and rats. This is because they are warm-blooded which is why they are very likely to cause you a lot of trouble if the proper precautions aren’t taken.
These rodents will find their way into your home through the smallest of gaps, such as cracks between walls and under doorframes. They’ll also be able to access holes in your roofline that lead inside where they’re safe from predators during this colder weather. Be sure to keep an eye out for any claw marks, gnaw marks, or droppings near your pantry and other food storage areas because these are all signs of rodents in your home. The best way to combat rodents in your home is with fall pest control services and regularly scheduled pest control services.
You may be surprised to hear that cockroaches are not only still around during the fall, but they’re actually more common. These pests prefer warm climates and since it’s getting cooler outside, a home is a perfect place for them to find shelter from the cold weather.
Cockroaches can cause all sorts of problems in your home. They can chew through just about anything from electrical wires to paper and even clothing, as they begin gathering nesting materials for their young. They can also cause allergic reactions in some people who are sensitive to roach droppings or saliva. These pests also carry a variety of pathogens on their bodies that they spread around your home with each step they take from food spills to pest control chemicals that you are using to target them. That is why the best way to combat these insects is with professional fall pest control services.
Flies are another pest that will be out in droves during the fall, but they won’t just be buzzing around your home. They’ll also take up residence inside where it’s warmer and is a perfect place for them to lay their eggs over the winter months. These pests can carry diseases on their bodies or in their saliva which they spread from their food sources. They can also contaminate your food with pest control chemicals that you’ve used in your home to target them, making it a perfect environment for the flies’ young to grow and thrive over the winter months.
“Fall” bugs are insects such as ladybugs, box elder bugs, and stink bugs. Stink bugs in particular are a large nuisance during the fall season because of the smell that they emit when they are scared, stressed, or squished. Early fall is the best time to treat your home for these pests because once they have gotten comfortable they are very difficult to get out. So it is important for you to inquire about fall pest control services before the weather gets too cold.
Wasps, Yellow Jackets, and Bees
Wasp and bee infestations typically begin in the early fall months when they are looking for a place to store honey that will help sustain them through winter. These pests can also become aggressive if you get too close to their nests, so it’s best to keep your distance from any nests until pest control professionals come out and treat these pests with professional fall pest control services.
Let Us Handle Your Fall Pest Control Services
Pests are not asy to combat on your own, so it’s best for you to leave fall pest control services to pest professionals. If you have any questions about pest prevention or need information on fall pest control services please don’t hesitate to contact us today! We look forward to helping with your pest problems no matter what season it is!