Seasonal changes encourage pests to seek new sources of shelter and food, especially as cold weather approaches. This fall, Guarantee Pest Control of Lexington, KY, wants you to be aware of which insects and animals are commonly found in homes. These pest control professionals have been helping customers since 1953, so they’re familiar with the creatures that become active each season.
Here, they share the three pests that are most common in the fall and how you can prevent them from causing trouble in your home:
Rodents: Mice and rats reproduce all through the spring and summer. When the weather begins to cool, the rodents will look for a warm place to build their nests and prepare for the next mating season. They often move into homes, especially the garage and attic. To keep these pests outside, make sure all cracks and holes in the walls are sealed. Store food in airtight containers, so it doesn’t attract unwanted guests. If rodents have already found their way into your home, then call a professional pest control service for help.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs: Be on the look out for these pests moving into your home since winter is approaching; mainly picking basements, or attics. Be careful because one might mean there are one hundred. They will be seen on the outside of the home trying to find access to get in to overwinter. Preventative treatment of the outside of the home will help reduce the number that actually get in the home. But will not eliminate them all.
Ladybugs: These little guys will huddle together in clusters seeking warmth as the temparature drops. If you’ve had them before you might have just “gotten used to them” because of a pheromone they release that can remain year after year letting other bugs know your home is a perfect place to camp out for the winter.
Fall pests can be difficult to get rid of once they are in your home, so prevention is often the most effective treatment. If you notice insects or rodents in the house, call a professional immediately. The certified technicians at Guarantee Pest Control use the latest insect removal and pest management techniques to keep customers’ homes clean and safe. For more information about their services, visit the company’s website or call (859) 254-2076. Follow the team on Facebook and Twitter for additional pest control tips.