You may have read our rants about fall pests coming soon and fall pest proofing tips to keep overwintering pests out. But sometimes, even after you take the time to pest proof your home, these critters find a way to sneak right inside. Lady bugs and stink bugs are two common offenders and not only are they considered a fall pest but they’re also a problem for many Nashville homeowners in the spring. Why? Glad you asked!
Lady bugs and stink bugs try to get into our homes so they can safely hibernate through the winter months. Just like us, these pests are not keen on the cold weather that winter brings, even here in Middle Tennessee. Because of this, we call them overwintering pests. All it takes is a small crack around a window or door and just like that, you’ve invited not just one or two but dozens of lady bugs and potentially quite a few stink bugs into your home. If you have been dealing with ladybugs this winter inside your home, you have probably noticed that they like to cluster in small groups in corners, on window treatments, or other cracks and crevices. They are overwintering in Nashville homes to stay warm and cozy- as it continues to warm up this spring, the ladybugs will get more and more active.
Neither lady bugs nor stink bugs are going to cause you harm but they sure aren’t the type of company you want to be taking over your home. If you’ve seen more than your fair share of these overwintering pests, give us a call! We’ll make sure that when you sign up for a year round pest control program. Our Perimeter PLUS Pest Control program is your best bet to battle these overwintering nuisance pests. Rest assured that neither ladybugs or stink bugs are harmful to you, your family, or your pets… just a bit annoying. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the return of lady bugs and stink bugs in Nashville and surrounding TN homes, call All-American Pest Control!