As we entered ‘ber months, it’s kind of feel like fall is finally here. We know, it feels early to start preparing for fall. September is still summer time… kind of! While we may like to trick ourselves into a summer state of mind, however, pests are strict realists. The moment it feels like the temperature is starting to drop, pests enter their fall mode.
During the fall and winter months, you won’t be paying as much attention to the outside of your home as you do during the spring and summer. The weather is cooling down, leaves have fallen off the trees, and plants and other landscaping needs are not as critical.
However, failing to properly maintain the outside of your home this time of year can create an open invitation for many different types of pests, especially as they seek to stay warm inside your home during the cold winter months. As temperatures drop, pests of all kinds become desperate for a place to keep warm. Insects and rodents start looking for winter shelter early. Throughout fall, several common pests will spend a lot of time trying to get into your home. Fall bugs are abundant, rodent control and exclusion should be your #1 fall priority, as mice and rats seek a warm place for winter, and the influx of flies lingering in your property is just too many, cockroach, ants and occasional bugs are also present at this time of year.