Fall weather has a significant impact on pest activity. As the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop, many fall pests will begin to seek out warm, sheltered places to overwinter. This can lead to an increase in pests in your home and yard.

Some of the most common fall pests active in the fall include:

  • Spiders: Spiders are looking for a warm, dry place to overwinter, and your home can provide the perfect spot. They will often build webs in corners, basements, and attics.
  • Boxelder Bugs: Boxelder bugs are attracted to the sweet sap of boxelder trees. As the weather cools, they will start to look for a place to stay warm and your home may be the target.
  • Ladybugs: Ladybugs are beneficial insects, but they can become a nuisance in the fall. As they start to look for a place to overwinter, they may congregate in large numbers in your home.
  • Cockroaches: Roaches are active year-round, but they are more likely to be seen in the fall as they seek out warm, moist places to overwinter.
  • Rodents: Rats and mice are also active in the fall, as they are looking for food and shelter. They may find their way into your home through cracks and holes in your foundation.

Prevent fall pests from invading your home this fall by following these tips:

  • Seal up any cracks or holes in your foundation or siding.
  • Inspect your home for signs of pests, such as droppings, webs, or nests.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Clean up any debris or leaves around your home.
  • Give your local pest control company a call for a free inspection and customized treatment plan!

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