As fall weather continues to settle in, many pests will start invading homes, looking for a place to overwinter during the colder months. This can cause particular problems in the spring from homeowners or business owners as these pests begin to awaken from their slumber, infesting the home or business they had been hibernating in. For this reason, it is important to start protecting your home now to prevent overwintering pests this fall.
Pest Prevention Considerations
Many pests are small and will utilize even the smallest cracks in your home to gain entry. This means that any foundational cracks, cracks in doors and windows, torn window screens and exposed utility lines could be a potential gateway to your home for overwintering pests. Follow these tips to help prevent infestation of your home or business:
- Fill Cracks – As mentioned previously, any holes that lead into your home can be utilized by a wide variety of pests. To help combat this problem, a thorough inspection should be made around your home to determine any weak spots. Once these are located, fill them in with caulk or other approved filler to limit their access.
- Preventative Pest Control – Preventative pest control options are also available for homeowners or business owners that are prone to overwintering pests or pest infestations. No matter what pests you are experiencing, we have the experience and tools needed to protect your location.
Overwintering Fall Pests
While homes and businesses can be infested by cockroaches and mice year-round, the cold weather has a tendency to drive them inside more rapidly. While these pests can be hard to control, there are a wide variety of pests that can attempt to overwinter in your home without the proper precautions in place. Here are some of the pests commonly found overwintering in homes and businesses or emerging in the spring:
- Stink Bugs
- Lady Bugs
- Boxelder Bugs
One of the biggest potential threats homeowners and business owners face when dealing with overwintering pests, is the likelihood that some of these pests will die within their walls. This can cause a pungent smell, especially with the death of stink bugs, that can be uncomfortable or even nauseating. Unfortunately, if the pests have established themselves in your home already, waiting for emergence Is often the only possible option without damaging the structure.
Arrow Exterminators Provides Superior Fall Pest Control!
Our goal is to provide and maintain the highest quality professional pest and termite control services available. We strive to serve and protect our customers’ health and property with the same honesty and respect for their homes, businesses and families that have made Arrow Exterminators, Inc. THE trusted name in Oklahoma pest control for more than 60 years. Call us at 1 (800) 390-8626 or contact us today to protect your home before it’s too late!