Florida’s Most Common Fall Pests
Millions of dollars are lost to property damage caused by termites every year, and they are a leading cause of homeowners’ insurance premiums. Infestations of drywood and dampwood termites can occur at any time of the year, but swarming tends to occur in autumn.
Rats and Rodents
Despite seeing rodents all year round, they are more likely to move indoors when the weather is cooler. The saliva, dander, fur, droppings, and urine of rodents may carry diseases that can be transmitted. These include salmonella, Hantavirus, and plague.
Be safe and call a Florida pest control professional right away if you see rodents or suspect that they are in your home.
Food sources, such as insects, are what attract spiders. If your home is infested with spiders, you may also have other insects you are am not aware of.
By breaking webs and using natural spider repellents, such as water infused with mint, you can make your dwelling seem less inviting to insects in addition to controlling the insect population.
Avoiding Pest Infestations Over Winter
Cracks as small as 1/8-inch can allow pests to enter your home.
If you see cracks in your home’s interior or exterior, seal them. Also, replace or repair broken screens in your windows, doors, and yard enclosures.
The first and often most important step in fall pest prevention, is staying proactive and stopping the pest before they make their way into your home!! Now is the time to protect your home against an infestation this fall or winter! When the weather changes, many pests are forced into homes, where they look for hiding places to spend over winter.
Don’t fall victim to fall pests! Call My Son & I Pest Control Today!
Pests sometimes make an unwelcome appearance, no matter what you do. Schedule an inspection with an expert Florida pest control company like My Son & I Pest Control right away if you suspect an infestation in your home.