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Occasional Invading Pest

Pest Control Tips – The Invading Pests

These pest control tips can help your current situation but other measures need to be considered to not only solve the immediate problem, but stop a repeat event if possible. Some pests only enter buildings during seasonal changes. Whether they accidentally wander inside the property or sneak in for shelter, occasional invaders should be kept out. They come in many shapes and sizes; silverfish, beetles, pill bugs, centipedes, mites, crickets, millipedes, sow bugs, and ear wigs are some of the insects that can enter your structure throughout the year.

Where They Come From

They are actually outside your property, but come in and invade your house or business establishment when the indoor conditions are more accommodating and favorable. Rising temperature levels in the spring or cooler temperatures and shorter days during autumn are environmental cues that get these pests moving.

How They Got In

For these tiny creatures, the smallest openings in your structure serve as an entry point. They can come in through cracks and crevices on the wall, a hole in the screen, or an open door or window. These insects can go inside your property day and night.

Why They Are Unwelcome

Pest Control TipsAlthough occasional invaders don’t usually infest (feed and breed) a building, they are a major problem for simply being a nuisance. They can bite, damage your fabrics, leave stains everywhere, and produce foul odors with their droppings. The annoyance you’re bound to experience is enough reason to kick them out.

How to Get Rid of Them

The simplest and most effective way to prevent occasional invaders from setting foot or flying through your space is to block the entry points. This means sealing all the gaps and openings around the building, closing windows at night, installing door sweeps, fixing screens, and inspecting potted plants before bringing them in.

If you feel they have already invaded your property, carefully inspect the building to identify signs of their presence. Important places to check are pest-supporting areas such as the base of the foundation, windows and doorways, eaves, and patios.

You can just vacuum them up to take them away. If you find the task daunting, you can call us for a professional service.

 

Topic: Pest Control Tips – Invading Pests