It seems like the moment the air starts to cool and we get reprieve from the onslaught of high summer temps, the pests are flocking into our homes. There are several pests that will start to become more active in the fall and are definitely looking for a warm place to land during the winter months. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about some of the most common fall invaders that you may see as the weather starts to cool off.
Centipedes are often looking for a dark, warm and moist place to hang out as the weather cools off. These are beneficial pests in that they eat other insects and spiders. No one wants to see them crawling around their house though. They will likely be found in basements and other dark places, looking for their next meal.
Many cultures consider it good luck to see a cricket in your home. When the lights go out and you are trying to catch some sleep, they can be irritating as they chirp away. They can cause damage to your home when you are dealing with an infestation and the fall months are when these insects are the most active.
Fleas are actually active all year long. They are just more active in the fall. They, like many other pests, are looking for a warm place to call home for the next few months. Your home is the most ideal climate for fleas.
During autumn, there is a high amount of fruit and vegetables that are being harvested. With all of this added food, you are likely to notice an increase in the fruit fly population. They can be kept at bay when you wash your food thoroughly and keep your kitchen clear of old, decaying food that would attract them.
The fall is notorious for its fly population. They are everywhere. You are likely seeing cluster flies when you see them trying to come in every time the door is opened. They are looking for a place to overwinter as well and will actually hibernate within the walls of your home. If you experience warm days during the winter, they will likely wake up and you will see them start to move around.
There is a reason that this pest is heavily associated with Halloween. Spiders are often very active in the fall months. They will start to come out even more often as long as they have a meal waiting. If you don’t want to have a spider problem, you need to eliminate their food source which is other insects.
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If you find that your home is being overran by fall time invaders, you can count on the pest control experts at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to handle the problem for you. We will eliminate any pest problems you may have as the weather cools off and pests are trying to make their way in. Call us today!