Have you ever noticed that your indoor pest activity seems to spike as soon as the temperatures drop? You might think that the end of summer means the end of your battle with pesky pests, but that is unfortunately not the case. During fall, there are a number of types of pests that will make their way into your home in search of warmth, shelter, food, and water. While many of these pests prefer to remain outdoors, they will take shelter in your home during the colder months as means of survival.
To best protect your home this season, it is a good idea to become familiar with the types of pests you might find in or near your home. This will help you to more easily identify an infestation and call on the professionals before the problem is too severe. Continue reading to learn more about some of the most common fall pests.
Rodents are some of the most common and dreaded fall invaders. Much like other pests, they need somewhere warm and safe to hide away from the bitter cold. They prefer to hide away in dark places such as behind your walls, in the attic, and in the basement. Unfortunately, they also often bring along many other pests with them, including fleas, ticks, mites, and lice.
- Bed Bugs
With fall travel being so popular due to holidays and sporting events, we often notice a spike in bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs will hitch a ride into your home on just about any item they can latch on to, including:
- Used furniture
- School bags
During fall, it might seem like every time you tear a web down, another one crops up right in its place. Fall is mating season for spiders, so males head inside to find female mates and females head inside to find a safe place to lay their eggs. While spiders are the last thing you want to deal with, they are actually known to reduce the number of other pests around a home.
While you might think bees are most active during summer, fall is actually an incredibly busy time of year for them. You will probably notice an increase in bee activity in your yard during this season as they are scrambling to gather nutrients for their colonies to prepare for winter.
As soon as the weather cools down, cockroaches head inside in search of food, shelter, and warmth. Unless you have a very serious infestation, you won’t spot cockroaches in your home. They tend to hide away behind walls and near plumbing pipes, where they can access water.
Call Frame’s Pest Control Today!
At Frame’s Pest Control, we understand just how important it is to protect your home and keep your family safe and comfortable. Since 1972, our team has delivered reliable, effective pest control services to home and business owners throughout the area. We have the high-quality tools, advanced technology, and expertise necessary to flush any pest invasion from your home and prevent future infestations. We are completely familiar with all of the most common fall pests and know exactly how to treat them in the most efficient and effective manner.
For professional pest control service, call Frame’s Pest Control at (419) 475-6055.