2018 Fall Pest Outlook

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With October barreling down the calendar, it’s finally starting to feel like fall once more.  While apple cider will soon replace fresh lemonade on the shelves, a new band of pests are looking to come into the picture.  Keep on reading to see the pests you’re most likely to deal with this fall!

Rodents

On any pest control list about the fall, you’re bound to see the rodent make an appearance.  As temperatures begin to drop, mice, rats, raccoons, and squirrels will all be trying to find a place to stay, and your home is prime real estate.  Yet, rodents are seldom solitary travelers, and you may find yourself dealing with a whole contingent of furry critters in your garage one crisp morning.  To limit the chances of a rodent infestation, ensure that any and all cracks in your exterior are fixed, and be sure to keep windows and doors open only when necessary.  Since these critters are attracted by food, store all of your leftovers in airtight containers for added protection. Click here to get a free estimate for rodent control!

Stink Bugs:

You can’t tell the presence of these critters by smell alone, but frighten or squash one of these pests and we bet that you’ll regret that decision pretty quick.  Stink bugs can hitch a ride inside on almost anything, but there’s no need to be afraid of them should you spot one in your home. They don’t bite (and really aren’t that scary-looking, either), so just let one crawl on a piece of paper and take it outside.  Alternatively, you can reach for the vacuum for an easy and stink-free solution. No matter what, be sure to check your clothes and other belongings before heading inside for these hitchhiking bugs. Click here to get a free estimate for stink bug removal!

Cockroach:

Oh, the infamous cockroach—where do we begin?  Not only are they disgusting and dirty, but they have the potential to spread 33 different kinds of bacteria into your home.  Much like with rodents, roaches will be looking for a place to shore up as the weather gets colder, so be sure that you stay vigilant throughout the fall season.  We’ll be honest: the best way to deal with a roach infestation is to call in the professionals, but you can limit the chances of having an infestation in the first place by keeping your kitchen clean and food airtight. Click here to get a free estimate for cockroaches!

Fall brings many great things to the table, but a whole new class of pests certainly is not one of them.  Yet, with the right mindset and a test pest control company behind you, the chances of a fall infestation diminish greatly.   

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