Pest Management Tips for the Fall Season

When the summer turns to fall, and the temperatures start to get cooler, we often find ourselves spending more time inside rather than outdoors. While the outdoors are where pests like spiders, wasps, and termites are supposed to stay, sometimes they wind up inside our homes. This can end up being pretty annoying, to say the least. 

Pests are bad for your home, not simply because a lot of people are scared of them. They’re bad for your home because they are looking to get something out of it. Either they want to find warmth, to nest, or to look for food and water. When you ignore one pest, you risk the chance of unintentionally inviting a horde into your home. 

In this article, we’ll give you some tips for managing the threat of pests in your home or business. And if you are having trouble managing this on your own, it’s always good to be able to call in a professional for backup. Whether you have rodents or ants, Skeeter Beater can get the job done quickly and efficiently. 

mice in your house

Fall Pests 

Different seasons mean that there will be different pests popping up outside and potentially in your home. You might be wondering what pests you can expect for the upcoming fall. Depending on your environment, you may or may not see some of the following pests in or around your home.

You might be wondering if it’s even necessary to do the work to rid your house of pests because of the common myth that bugs die in the winter. This is actually completely false. What pests do during the winter is find shelter someplace warm, preferably with food and water. This is why your home is so enticing to these critters. 

Here are the most common pests to look out for in the fall:

  • Mice
  • Silverfish
  • Asian Lady Beetle
  • Stink Bug
  • Centipedes
  • Crickets
  • Spiders
  • Cluster Flies
  • Bed Bugs

None of these pests should be crawling around your home and potentially exposing you to contaminated air or bacteria. You should not have to worry about these tiny invaders while in the comfort of your own home. 

Now, you might be wondering how these critters get into your house in the first place. Many of these pests are small enough that they can slip through tiny crevices and cracks. This puts you at a disadvantage because your home could be the site of an infestation without you even knowing.

Whether you have a crack in your foundation, in your siding, or you happen to have a chimney, pests find their way in. You’re more susceptible to having an infestation if your home is very cluttered or if you leave food or water out for long periods of time. 

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Fall Pest Control Tips

In order to keep bugs, rodents, and insects out of your home, you need to be pretty diligent. This means that your house and yard should be kept up. The following tips for getting rid of pests should be done frequently in order to be on top of a potential problem.

The first thing you want to do is check the outside of your home. You’ll want to look carefully at the outer portion of your home for any cracks or openings a potential critter could crawl through. In addition to this, you should also take care of your yard. 

In the fall, we all know that the leaves turn red, yellow, and orange and proceed to fall off the trees. If there are trees in your yard shedding leaves, you’ll want to remove them. Standing water also often attracts pests, so you’ll want to remove that as well.

You’ll want to check the inside of your house for the same things. If you need to re-caulk a doorway or two, it’s worth your home being bug-free. Make sure your doors are sealed and add an aluminum or steel threshold. 

Essentially, do your best to cover and protect any potential entrances for pests. If you make your house unattractive or inaccessible to pests, they won’t be able to bother you anymore. 

Top Pest Control Solutions

If you have pests in your home or business, we’ve got some solutions for you. If these tips don’t seem to be working for you, or if you don’t have enough time to properly fix the root issues, Skeeter Beater has you covered. 

We proudly serve the Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin areas. Our goal is to help people reclaim their space from critters that invade and contaminate. Not only are they disturbing or annoying, but their presence in your house can cause real physical and mental harm.

Our products are also safe for humans. This means that if we end up using them in your home, pets and kids are completely safe. In addition to that, our products are also safe for the environment. We use the most effective and safe methods of pest control that exist. 

stink bug on a leaf

More About Skeeter Beater

Skeeter Beater serves Cook County, Lake County, and McHenry County in Illinois. In Wisconsin, we serve Kenosha County. If you’re experiencing unwanted pests in your home or business, we are your solution.

The threat of pests in your home is real. They can ruin your feelings of safety inside your home, contaminate, and carry diseases. We offer pest control and specialize in mosquito control. Here are some of the pests that we help get rid of:

  • Rodents
  • Ants
  • Wasps
  • Stink Bugs
  • Spiders
  • Termites
  • Geese
  • Kissing Bugs
  • Bed Bugs

As you can see, we have quite a range of services under our belt. We make sure that pests can’t enter or exit your property by completely stopping them from coming in. 

If you’re interested in our services or are curious about more fall pest control tips, contact us today. Whether you’ve got rodents or bugs, Skeeter Beater can help exterminate them. We offer different packages, so be sure to check out our website for more information. 

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