At Patriot Pest Management, we understand the importance of safeguarding your home and garden from pests, especially during the autumn months when various critters seek shelter and food indoors. Here's what you need to watch out for this fall:
Rodents (Mice and Rats): As the weather cools down, rodents look for warm havens, making homes their target for nesting and food.
Ants: Ants infiltrate homes in search of food as their outdoor sources dwindle in autumn.
Cockroaches: Seeking food and moisture, cockroaches might venture indoors during fall, posing a threat to your home's hygiene.
Spiders: Autumn prompts spiders to find mates and food, making them more noticeable indoors.
Bedbugs: Bedbugs, though active year-round, become more conspicuous in autumn due to increased travel, hitching rides in luggage and clothing.
Stinging Insects (Bees, Wasps, Hornets): These insects become more aggressive in fall as they prepare their colonies for winter, posing a risk to your family and pets.
Mosquitoes: While more common in summer, mosquitoes can still be active in fall, especially in warmer regions, posing a threat to outdoor activities.
Ticks: Ticks remain active into fall and can carry diseases, making outdoor precautions essential.
Earwigs: These pests seek indoor shelter as temperatures drop, potentially infiltrating your home.
Garden and Plant Pests:
Aphids: These small insects can infest plants and gardens, damaging leaves and flowers.
Snails and Slugs: These pests thrive in damp fall conditions, posing a threat to your garden's plants.
Whiteflies: Common in warmer regions, whiteflies can harm outdoor plants in fall.
Caterpillars: Certain caterpillar species remain active, damaging plants before pupating.
To protect your home and garden, ensure your space is clean and well-sealed. Repair any cracks or openings, store food in airtight containers, and eliminate standing water outdoors. Patriot Pest Management offers tailored solutions for specific pest problems. We offer free inspections and estimates to seal your home and prevent pests from entering. Consult with us to keep your home and garden pest-free this fall!