It’s no simple coincidence that Halloween decorations typically include bugs and pests like spiders, bats, and rats. This time of year these pests can be a real issue. The National Pest Management Association reports that incidences that involve these three Halloween type pests are significantly higher in mid to late October.
Spiders can be a beneficial pest to have ‘hanging’ around, if you have the right variety. Common house spiders, although a nuisance and unsightly, actually can be a little beneficial because they catch and eat other insects in their webs; but some spiders, like the brown recluse and black widow spider, have venomous bites that can be fatal in some cases. These scary eight legged creatures are not something that we want hanging around our homes.
Bats come into homes and buildings mainly through chimneys, ventilation covers, and unused pipes. They tuck themselves into a corner or rafter in the eaves or attic and can be residing with us for a while unnoticed. While they may not be as destructive as some pests and insects, they do bring some dangers along with them. Not only is their waste and urine full of harmful bacteria, they often are hosts for other parasites like fleas, mites, and lice. These unwanted guests can cause damage and bring in some creepy crawlies to infest your home.
Rats, mice, and other rodents scurry into homes and buildings this time of year in search of shelter. They are looking for food, water, and warm dry place to spend the winter months. These resourceful creatures can find ‘rodent-only’ doorways in small areas around the exterior of your home or building. Some of them only need ¼ of an inch space to squeeze through and then they are in! These destructive house guests will eat your food, leave their waste in and around your kitchen, make nests in the insulation of your walls, have lots of babies, and even chew electrical wires that run through your walls. They are surely not the type of guest we all hope for.
Keeping all these Halloween pests and bugs out of your home is easy. All you have to do is give the professionals here at All-American Pest Control a call. We will come to your rescue. We know just how to ‘treat’ these fall pests so that they don’t ‘trick’ you into thinking that they aren’t an issue. Enjoy your fall y’all without Halloween bugs and pests by partnering up with All-American.