As the fall months approach, you may be dreading the oncoming threat of autumn pests. As a homeowner, it’s important to understand what potential pest issues may be at your doorstep and how to take action against them. The best defense against future infestations is preparation. Knowing what pests come out in the fall and how to stop them from becoming an issue is the best way to keep your home safe in the upcoming seasons. Here, you’ll find a list of the most common pests that can take over your yard or home this autumn, and how to stop them before they can wreak havoc.
Quaint little mice scurrying around your yard may not seem threatening, but if left unchecked, they can cause several issues. Mice can carry other pests, like fleas, along with them and bring them into your home, and they can eat their way through your yard or interior space. Once inside, they can multiply quickly and take over large areas of your house. Mice choose to invade your home because they’re seeking food and shelter from the cold weather. To keep mice out, make sure you seal any gaps or holes that are on the outside of your home and make an effort to declutter so that they have nowhere to hide. Also consider removing any vegetation or decorative planting that comes in close contact with your house to discourage these rodents from getting too curious.
Like mice, roaches invade your space to hide from the cold and gain access to food and water. Besides their disgusting appearance, roaches are harmful because they carry bacteria that is dangerous for humans to consume. They can also trigger asthma and induce heavy amounts of stress. To defend your home against these creepy crawlies, make sure there are no crevices around your house that roaches can get into, and take out your trash every day. Make sure leftover food is sealed up and stored safely, and fix any plumbing leaks that leave standing water around your house. If you encounter roaches of different sizes in your yard or home, you’re dealing with an infestation. Contact experts immediately to get rid of these critters as soon as possible.
Perhaps the creepiest of them all, spiders are another pest that make themselves known in the fall. Spiders are a bit of a paradox; they look menacing but are oftentimes beneficial for your home. Spiders can eliminate a plethora of other pests and can keep your yard clear of unwanted guests. If you see spiderwebs outside, resist the urge to tear them down. In most cases, they are actually helping your pest problem. If you spot spiders inside your home, get in touch with pest control companies to see how you can remove them safely.
If you’re in need of expert pest control assistance this fall, contact PestBear today. Making sure your home is safe is of vital importance, and we’re here to help. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help serve you and give you peace of mind in the upcoming seasons.