Insects & Rodents Get Ready for Winter in Fall

Fall Pest Control

Fall can be a very busy season for insects, rodents, and other pests but many homeowners don’t realize it.

  • Overwintering insects try to get into homes this time of year via loose screens, cracks around the foundation and through attic vents.
  • Cluster flies and bees may still be active in the attic.
  • Ladybugs and western conifer seed bugs (stink bugs) — which are members of a class of pests known as “occasional invaders” – may also become a problem this time of year.
  • Rodents start entering homes and garages to nest for the upcoming colder months and they may be thriving on bagged bird seed and grass seed in the garage, on food they find in the kitchen, or on crumbs from snacks taken to other rooms.
  • Mice can survive quite nicely on crumbs and have even been found living in furniture where spilled crumbs accumulate under the cushions. Mice and other rodents create health concerns for you and your family.
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Planning a vacation to cure the post-holiday blues? We’ve got your prep covered with these bed bug tips for travelers.

  1. Pick up the mattresses in the rooms and look under it. Check around the edges of the box springs.
  2. Check under the box spring.
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