Just when you thought pest activity couldn't get any worse, the fall arrives and sends various pests into your home. Cooler weather puts insect pests and rodents on the move to find shelter before the winter weather blankets New Jersey. Some pests come indoors and hide in out-of-the-way areas; others pose a health risk to you and your family. A-Academy Termite and Pest Control has a few common pests for you to watch closely for this fall.
3 Common Fall Pests in New Jersey
It's apparent by their name that stinkbugs don't smell very good. In fact, these pests emit a foul odor when they're crushed. They can also produce an odor when they're simply flying around the room. These pests invade homes beginning in late August and remain active through November. Once they're inside your home, they'll find a place to hide out until the spring. However, some stinkbugs will remain active during the winter and become a nuisance as they fly and crawl around you.
Mice and rats are common rodents in New Jersey. When fall arrives, they seek shelter inside homes and businesses across the state. They carry diseases and pose a health risk to people; they also damage homes as they chew holes in walls and gnaw on wires. Other rodents such as squirrels and chipmunks also infest houses and will make nests in attics and basements, causing a real mess if you don't locate them in time.
Spiders invade homes throughout the year, not just in the fall or the winter. They come indoors for better shelter and to have less competition when hunting for prey. They'll spin webs in the corners of your rooms, around windows and in closets and bathrooms. Some spiders will hide in your clothing and shoes and cause quite a fright as you reach for something to wear.
Fall Pest Control for Your Home
Fall may end summer's cruel temperatures, but it doesn't stop pests from invading your home. Contact A-Academy to get your free estimate and to learn more about our pest control services. Our trained technicians will provide a thorough inspection and locate invasive pests where they're hiding. Afterward, our specialists will treat the infestation and create a preventative program to keep the pests out through the cold seasons.