You may have thought that with the summer season coming to a close, your worries about bugs and pests sneaking into your home were over. Unfortunately, that is not true. In fact, as the temperatures begin to drop, it’s more likely than ever that bugs and pests are going to be attempting to find ways to sneak into your home for cover and shelter. Because these pests can eat your food, ruin your house, and bring disease to your family, it’s best that you find ways to remove them as soon as possible.
Or you could just try to find ways to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. One such method is by securing your chimney. While a fireplace is great to use in the fall and winter seasons, it also serves as a direct access point to the outside.
Mice and other critters can easily crawl down the chimney and make themselves at home inside of your house. To ward off that potentially jarring experience, have a chimney team come and block off your chimney in a safe way. Another option to look at is a chimney cap to prevent pests from entering your home. Otherwise, you might be saying hello to some of these pests as your new roommates.
Unless you are one of the rare few people in the world who actually like spiders, chances are you are not looking forward to having an infestation of spiders in your home. That’s exactly what might happen if you let one too many spiders into your home.
These guys love to breed and lay eggs all over. When those eggs hatch, you have a ton more spiders in your home then there was before. Spiders typically like to be outside when the temperatures are warm and there’s plenty of insects for them to eat. However, as temperatures drop, they crawl inside your warmer home and start making their cobwebs.
While they may come in handy to catch the other bugs that have taken up residence in your home, you’re going to find yourself surrounded pretty quickly if these guys aren’t taken care over soon.
- Mice And Rodents
Perhaps even creepier than spiders is the inevitable mouse and other rodents. If there’s a hole or access point that leads into your home, they will find it. Mice can sneak into practically anything and eat through boxes to get at the food inside. They also tend to carry disease and poop everywhere.
Baby mice, in particular, love to chew as their teeth set in, so you can kiss those electric wires of your goodbye if they discover them. They’re also notorious breeders, so what might have started as a small problem can quickly turn into a horde if they’re not removed quickly. Here’s a great article on house mice control and rodent removal. It talks in-depth about how mice can cause damage to your home as well as discusses how to identify if you have a mouse problem.
As their name might suggest, these guys stink. Not just in odor either when they’re killed or frightened. These guys love to eat your food, especially fruits and vegetables. They will gorge and gorge until your pantry is empty. They also tend to multiply like crazy.
As temperatures begin to fall, wasps tend to build nests in places that offer warm through the chillier seasons. Unfortunately, those places are typical spots in your home. Some wasps even like to burrow inside of the wooden structures of your home. They can strip the wood right off to make their nest and damage your house. The last thing you want to do is accidentally upset a wasp’s or bees nest that you didn’t know was there. Bee removal and wasp removal.
No doubt you were plagued by these little guys in the summer. Unfortunately, you can expect them in the fall, too. They like to enter homes in search of food, and with fall arriving, those food sources are rare outside. Carpenter ants can also potentially perform damage on the wooden structural elements of your home.