Our previous blog post discussed some ways to keep typically outdoor pests from finding their way into your home as the weather gets cooler. This post will look at some creatures hunting for a warm place to relocate for the winter.
- Crickets While listening to crickets chirping outside can be a pleasant sound on a warm summer evening, hearing them call each other in your home in the fall and winter can be very annoying. Crickets can easily find their way into your basement via tiny cracks and openings around cellar doors and garage doors. These jumping insects will quickly chew through natural fabrics and hide in the smallest spaces, making them challenging to eliminate. We can efficiently trap these annoying pests.
These creepy-looking, wingless silver bugs are probably responsible for the tiny holes that you’ve found in your favorite clothes or for ruined papers stored in dark file boxes. Silverfish feed on carbs, sugars, and starches, which are the natural fabrics that constitute many typical articles of clothing and other insects. Silverfish are usually found in dark, damp places such as basements, crawl spaces, and bathrooms. Most homeowners don’t know that they even have silverfish until they find dead ones in their bathtubs, sinks, or find tiny holes in clothing.
One of the most common home invaders in the fall is spiders. Garden spiders can grow quite large indeed, and mere sight can cause anxiety for most people. While spiders do eat some other kinds of annoying insects, including mosquitos, you don’t want them in your house as they will begin the cycle of breeding and reproducing during the winter. While killing them will help decrease their numbers, stop them from breeding and hatching, and break the cycle with extermination.
As their name indicates, a stink bug will release a foul-smelling liquid when cornered or threatened. The small, brownish-colored bug doesn’t bite and isn’t poisonous, but the liquid’s odor will linger for hours and permanently stain fabrics. Stinkbugs will hitch a ride into your home by hiding inside boxes, but like most bugs, they will also come in through poorly sealed doors and windows.
By far, the most common pests that will come looking for a warm place to stay are rodents, mice and rats, both. Neither are tenants that you want to take up residence in your home. Rodents can chew through many materials, including wood, PVC plastic, metal wires, and more, creating messes while building their nests. Rats and mice can create fire hazards by chewing through wires, cables, insulation, and spread some dangerous diseases, including hantavirus, via their droppings. They also bring even smaller pests into your home, including lice, ticks, and fleas. Our team will close up the small holes that rodents use to gain access and take other steps to prevent their return.
Call Twin Forks Pest Control® for Fall Pest Prevention
If you see signs of infestation from fall pests, call the experts at Twin Forks Pest Control®. We have over 20 years of experience getting rid of all kinds of pests. Our trained experts will rid your home of unwanted guests quickly and safely. We offer year-round protection plans to ensure that your home always remains pest-free. At the first sign of indoor or outdoor pests, feel free to contact the experts. Get a free estimate by calling (631) 287-9020 if you’re in Southampton, (631) 324-9020 if you’re in Easthampton, or (631) 298-0500 if you’re in Southold. We look forward to hearing from you!