During summer, it’s common to see a few ants or flies make it into your Greenville home. But just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean the threat of pest infestations is over. Many people believe that pest control becomes less important during the colder months because they believe that all bugs die off once fall arrives. However, pest threats don’t just go away, and pest control is not something you want to neglect this season.
Why do pests invade?
There are several species of pests that invade during the fall. A few of the most common include mice, rats, box elder bugs, ladybugs, and stink bugs. Some pests are seeking warmth and shelter from the cold weather, while others are looking for a safe place to go into a semi-hibernation known as diapause. Rodents often invade during fall to avoid the winter chill and find easily accessible food sources. Insects congregate on the warm sunny sides of buildings and crawl through any gap or crack they can find in your exterior walls. No matter how pests get in, it’s important to implement an effective fall pest control plan for your property.
Fall Pest Prevention Tips
While many Greenville residents make the mistake of believing pests go away when cold weather arrives, fall is actually when you should increase your pest control and prevention efforts. Fall pest infestations are harder to get rid of and can create many problems for you and your home. To avoid attracting fall pests to your Greenville property, consider following these simple pest prevention tips.
- Seal all cracks and crevices in your exterior walls. This will keep out unwanted insects congregating on the warmest side of your home.
- Remove clutter from the interior and exterior of your home. Without hiding spaces, pests are easier to spot on your property.
- Keep your garbage cans sealed and pet food stored in plastic containers when not in use. Rodents are more attracted to properties with plenty of food.
- Reduce moisture around your home by ensuring your gutters are directing water away from your home, dumping out items that collect rain, and draining areas of standing water.
To avoid the stress of spending winter with rodents or dealing with insects crawling out of your walls in spring, contact the professionals here at Spencer Pest Services. We are equipped to handle all your fall pest control problems, no matter which pest has invaded. Trust the licensed pest control experts from Spencer Pest Services with all your pest control needs, we have just what you need to remove your existing infestation and ensure that pests do not return.