As you peruse the aisles in the store adorned with Halloween decorations, you may notice there are several pests that frequent this aisle and hang on many a front door during this holiday. There is a reason for that, pests are out and about this time of year! It is a common misconception that you can let your guard down when it comes to pest control, as the cool weather approaches. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control would like to talk about some pests that you might find creeping and crawling this Halloween season.
Halloween & Fall is Spider Season
Spiders are littered around the yards of many, as they decorate for Halloween. This is because there are some spiders that are particularly active this time of the year, including the black widow spider. She is on the hunt for a mate and is known to be quite active as Halloween approaches. Although most spiders aren’t a real danger to anyone, their messy webs and crawly nature, doesn’t make them a house guest anybody would want.
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your House this Fall
Red, beady eyes peering through the cracks of the haunted house you just walked through, is not far from reality with this pest. Rats are trying their hardest to make their way into your house as the temperatures plummet. They are seeking shelter and food before winter hits. They eat pretty much anything, including the food you eat, so proper food storage is key to keeping rats out of your home. You need to be especially vigilant in repairing any holes and entry points that they could fit through. A rat can squeeze through an opening the size of a quarter.
Flesh Fly VS House Fly
As you can tell by the name, flesh flies aren’t a pest you want to have any issues with. Fall is an incredibly active season for flies and flesh flies are no exception. They can be found feeding on dead animals and near feces. They have been known to lay their eggs in the open wounds of some animals. Luckily, for us, they don’t prefer humans, but rather dead animals for their next meal. You just need to worry about keeping the common house fly out. This can be done by ensuring there are no places they can gain entry into your home.
Infamous Halloween Bats
No matter how creepy you may find bats, they are an important part of our ecosystem. They actually eat many insects you find bothersome, like mosquitoes. This infamous creature that is a common character during Halloween, can cause some serious health issues with their fecal matter called guano. They are protected in many states, so you shouldn’t try to take care of them on your own. It is best to leave it up to the professionals that know and understand the laws involved in dealing with this pest.
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No matter which of these pests you may be having an issue with, Five Star Termite & Pest Control can help eliminate the problem. With trained and skilled technicians, we can get rid of these pests so the only pests in your life are the fake ones that are adorning your front door this Halloween season. Call us today!