Common Fall Pest Problems

With the coming of cooler weather, some common fall pest problems begin making themselves known. All kinds of critters are beginning to get ready for cold weather and look at your home as an attractive place to set up housekeeping.

One of the common fall pest problems is ants. Carpenter ants typically are most active in the warmer months of spring and summer. But if they’ve set up a nest in or near your home, they can begin to look for food sources indoors, inside your home. They also can tunnel through the wood of your home to make their pathways in their search for food. This can damage the structure of your home.

Another of the common fall pest problems is mice and rats looking for a warm and dry place to spend the winter. Once they have gotten inside your home, these rodents can quickly cause an infestation, bringing on various potential health problems for those who live there. Mice have to gnaw on things all the time. Some of those things they will gnaw on in your home include wiring, insulation, and even the structure of your home. If they gain access to your food supplies, they can spread a lot of germs through the droppings they leave behind.

Yet another of the common fall pest problems is roaches. These nasty critters can live through the summer in the trees surrounding your home, dining on dead insects, birds, and small animals. Then, when the temperature starts falling, they will look for a place to spend the summer indoors. In your indoors. They scurry through your home, rubbing their nasty bodies on every surface they touch. Bacteria can be easily spread by these critters.

Spiders become common fall pest problems every year. Black widows and brown recluse spiders are very difficult problems in the fall. They are also very poisonous and can harm you and your children. Spiders tend to lay a great many eggs when they start, quickly leading to a large infestation in your home.

Wasps are another of the common fall pest problems. This is the time of year they’re building up their nests and are searching for food sources. Wasp stings are very painful and can be dangerous if you’re allergic to them. They don’t sting only once like bees do, and they tend to swarm when stirred up.

Heath’s Wildlife Service provides 24 hour emergency and long-term nuisance wildlife solutions for your home or business with a focus on customer service, mutual trust, and ongoing support and information. Chris Heath will give you a no-obligation, free estimate for removing pests from your home. If he doesn’t remove the pests you have, he can direct you to someone who can. Call 855-422-0434 or 603-664-0513