When it gets cold out, critters get in. That's just how it is. But you don't have to make it easy for them. Let's take a look at a few common fall pests in Spring Hill and discuss some helpful tips for keeping them out.
Common Fall Pests of Spring Hill
There are many reasons pests get into our Spring Hill homes and businesses in the fall. Some come in looking for a place to hide from the cold, some hitchhike in, and some just come in because they're always getting in.
Rodents — There is no time of year when mice and rats aren't getting into man-made structures. But a curious mouse or rat can become even more curious when it senses heat leaking out of a door seal on a cold winter day. It is wise to make sure you have good seals around your doors and windows before the cold sets in.
Cockroaches — These dirty insects are common interior pests but cold temperatures give them even more incentive to get in. It is extremely difficult to keep them from doing this and the most effective solution is routine barrier treatments performed by a licensed professional.
Stinging Insects — Most wasps and hornets die off in the winter. It is only the female reproductives that usually make it to spring. They do this by hiding in crevices. If a female wasp or hornet hides in a crevice of your home, it is likely to create a nest on your property in the spring. Do your best to seal entry points both low and high. A caulking gun is a great tool for getting this job done.
Lady Beetles — These insects can be found feeding on crop-damaging insects during the warm months but they get into homes and businesses when the cold months arrive. If they attempt to congregate on your home, an external treatment of EPA-approved pest product can prevent them from sticking around.
Ants — There are several pest ants in Spring Hill and throughout Middle Tennessee. The ants to watch out for in the fall are carpenter ants. These ants create nests inside wood. If they choose the wood of your home, they can cause a lot of damage. Ant bait is the solution for these pests but it is wise to have a professional deploy them. Carpenter ants are sneaky pests. If you fail to eliminate them, you may not know it.
Fall Pest Management
If you want to take care of these pests on your own, we offer many suggestions in this little blog of ours, such as this article Top 5 Fall Pest Prevention Tips. But, if you'd like to know for sure that you have the best pest protection possible, connect with us. At All-American Pest Control, we offer industry-leading pest control for Spring Hill homes and businesses. We look forward to guiding you in the implementation of this essential service.