The summer weather is beginning to taper off, and pests need to be dealt with rather than the heat. Thus, autumn pest control is crucial to prevent problems from coming into your home during the cold winter months. The following autumn pest control information will help you deal with these problems before winter:
Removal of squirrels and other rodents—Rodents like squirrels and chipmunks are active during the autumn months and looking for nice warm places to nest for winters. They cause problems for your home if they are left to nest in fall. Therefore, you will want to inspect your home for the following problems with rodents nesting:
- Chipmunks nesting in foundations and other places near the ground
- Squirrels nesting and causing damage to attics and higher spaces
- Damage to AC and mechanical systems due to rodents nesting in them
These are rodent problems that you have to deal with when these animals are preparing for the cold winter months. Other common rodent problems that you may have to deal with include rats and mice that may be living near or in your home.
Addressing termite and ant problems—The autumn months can also be a time of year when problems with ants and termites are getting worse. These insects start colonies in your landscaping and work their way to your home, where food and shelter are plentiful. The damage that ants and termites cause to your home can go unnoticed and get worse over the winter months when the insects are hiding from your cold in your warm home. Therefore, you need to inspect your landscaping and home for ant or termite colonies and have the problems treated before cold weather.
Roaches and insects that invade in fall—There are also insects that bring disease and bacteria into your home. The insects that carry disease and can infest your home during the winter months include:
- Bed bugs
These are disease-carrying insects that can get into your home and nest during the cold weather.
Spiders and other biting critter problems—There are also the biting critters that get into your home and can be irritating during the winter months. You will want to treat your home for spiders and other biting insects. To prevent infestations of these biting pests, have your home treated by a pest control service this fall.
Dealing with the pest problems in fall will ensure you do not have to deal with problems inside your home when the weather gets cooler. If you are ready for help with pest problems, contact pest control services for help before you have issues inside your home.