When summer ends, some homeowners lower their guard regarding bugs, pests and other pests. Mosquitos and flies are less common, so we forget about the others. Some pests do go away as the cooler weather sets in, but Fall is still a season that allows pests to thrive and causes others to find refuge, food and shelter in your home.
Below are list of pests that can become a nuisance during Fall:
- Rodents - Mice and rats are common fall home intruders because they need warmth and food to survive in cold temperatures. These rodents pose concerns because they carry diseases, chew on electrical cables, and ruin insulation. If you suspect mice or rat infestation in your home, contact professional pest experts right away.
- Bed Bugs - Bedbugs can be prevalent especially during holidays when people are traveling for family gatherings. These hitchhikers can quickly latch on your suitcases, clothing and accessories. Bed bug bites cause unpleasant itchy blisters or patches that will take months to fade. To reduce the risk of taking home these pesky pests, first inspect hotel mattresses and keep your luggage off the carpeted floors. After travel, wash everything with hot water. Bedbugs are not easy to control, seek the help of a pest professional if you suspect a bedbug infestation in your home.
- Ants - An ant infestation is also common during this season. Ants can cause food contamination and carpenter ants can damage your home. It is important to seal all holes and cracks in the foundation to prevent ants from entering. Make sure to keep food in airtight containers and don't store fire wood near the house.
- Cockroaches - Roaches tend to survive during cold weathers and love to inhabit unsanitary places. Make sure you keep kitchen and bathrooms clean to prevent them from coming through pipes and drains.
Sanitation plays a major role in keeping these insects and rodents at bay. Keep your home clean and contact EHS Pest for preventative exterminator services.