Fall is a beautiful time of the year when the leaves are changing and beginning to fall to the ground. However, your grass is starting to change as well and there are fewer places for pests to hide and less food available. When this happens, these pests will start to come indoors to survive. Insects will come indoors to stay where it's warm and where they can find food and water until the weather clears up in the spring and they can venture back outside again. Read on for a few of these pests and what you can do about them.
Stink bugs are pests that look like a four-legged bug with armor on it's body. These pests are sneaky and can be found usually on your home's exterior on a nice warm, sunny day. You may begin to find them inside throughout the fall months as they begin to make their way indoors to stay warm. These bugs get their name because they give off an terrible odor if you squish them. It's best to pick them up with a tissue and toss them outside instead, but if you have a lot of them, you could be doing this all day long. Prevent these bugs by keeping your doors and window screens closed. Be sure your house is sealed and all of the seals on your windows and doors are secure and in good shape.
Spiders are a pest that you don't want in your home at all. They will begin to come indoors, although you may see a lot of them outside as well. Most spiders are completely harmless, but you still may not want to see them in your home. Get rid of the the spiders in your home by spraying the perimeter where they may be hiding with a deterrent. Using a combination of peppermint essential oil and water to spray the perimeter will keep spiders at bay. You can use this spray inside or outside your home. Kill any of the spiders you see inside your home, and use a broom to get rid of webs that you see as well.
If you have either of these pests in your home, or other pests that are coming into your home this fall, call a professional pest control company to help you get rid of them and to keep these pests away. When the weather starts to turn, you want to be warm and cozy in your home, not cuddled up with spiders, stink bugs and other pests. For more information about pest control, contact a local service.