Fall Pest Control in New Jersey

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When temperatures drop in autumn, pests look for warm places to spend the winter. Crickets, rats and mice are very good at slipping inside your house. Once they’ve found a way to invade your home, they quickly set up colonies and begin breeding. Before you realize it, you have an infestation.

Common Fall Pests to Look out For 

Nordic Rats  

Nordic rats are the most common type of rat. They’re about six inches long. These grayish-brown beasts can chew through drywall easily if they’re looking for a free meal and a drink of water. Rats spread numerous diseases, so if you see a rat in your home, you should call A-Academy to handle the problem.


Common mice are even more likely to infest your home. They can sneak through the tiniest cracks. Mice can set up a colony in just a few weeks. Mice and rats will chew on electrical wiring, which can cause a house fire. Mouse traps might catch the few that wander into your cupboards, but the colony will remain intact. They usually live behind your walls and under your floorboards. Usually, 10 mice make up a colony. Newborns leave to form their own nests. One small colony can become a few nests in a couple months.


Crickets head inside when the weather gets cold. They lay eggs and breed in the warmth of your home. If you hear crickets chirping in the winter, they’re in your walls. They need to be removed because these pantry raiders spread germs. They’re just looking for a free lunch.

How to Prevent a Pest Infestation in the Fall

As mentioned earlier, pests will seek out warm food and shelter as the months get colder. In order to protect your home from fall pests you should have a pest inspection completed. During a pest inspection an expert will come to your home and look for easy entry points that pests may exploit. This will help prevent pests from staying in your home rent free this winter. Sealing up cracks, fixing leaky pipes, and storing food away completely are other great ways to help prevent a pest infestation. 

New Jersey Fall Pest Control: A-Academy  

Just because winter months are coming does not mean that you don't need to worry about pests anymore. The professionals at A-Academy, know which fall pests to look out for and how to fight them off during the colder months. If you are nervous about a pest infestation in your home during the fall, we are here to help! Contact us today for a free quote or to schedule a pest inspection!