With the cooler temperatures and winter fast approaching, many of the creatures that are content outdoors begin seeking the warmth of man-made structures. Others may not try to enter your home but may be more active as they struggle to find food. Here are some warmth-seeking and food-seeking pests that your pest control company can help you with, as well as help you prevent them becoming a problem.
- Rodents- Fall is breeding season for rats, mice, and other rodents so they seek a warm place that their offspring will be safe. Some rodents, such as chipmunks, are seeking a place to hibernate.
- Flies- Some fly species overwinter as adults and look for buildings they can invade. Others actively seek a place where their larvae can be safe to emerge when conditions are favorable. In either case, you’ll see a frenzy of activity in the fall. Pest control can make a big difference not only in the number you deal with now but how many show up in the spring.
- Bees, wasps, and yellow jackets- You’ll notice a buzz of activity (pun intended) as these stinging insects seek out a place to nest and find food. It is not uncommon for a swarm to choose to move into a home at this point, so call a pest control company if this happens to you.
- Crawling pests- It doesn’t take much of an access point for cockroaches, ants, and other crawling pests to enter your home in their quest to find a warm winter hideout.
If you do not want to share your Long Branch, New Jersey home throughout the winter with hibernating or active pests, reach out to us at RZ Termite & Pest Control. We’ll help you snuggle up without fear that your family isn’t the only one doing so. With our pest control services, we’ll give you the pest-free home that you deserve. Call today to learn more.