Characterized by a cooler weather, falling leaves, and the early arrival of nighttime, autumn is the time when pests start to invade our homes. Here are the most common pests that infest homes during autumn.
- Bed bugs
These parasitic pests are brownish, small, and usually stay and breed in bed mattresses and beddings. They feed on blood, and although they do not carry or transmit diseases, they usually give red and itchy marks. You can get bed bugs through your personal belongings – clothes, luggage, and furniture.
Because bed bugs can multiply fast and uncontrollably, they must be detected immediately. They must also be addressed by a pest control company because they can be hard to eliminate.
Cockroaches are pests that have been on the surface of the earth for thousands of years. Hard to eliminate and very adaptable, they carry around 33 kinds of bacteria and can cause asthma and other diseases. They usually thrive in dark and wet areas and can survive without food or water for extended periods of time.
Cockroaches shed their skin, which is their main source of allergy. To avoid cockroach infestation, clean your house regularly, especially wet or damp areas. Also, put food in dry or enclosed storage and containers.
Ants are insects that are characterized by their antennae though they have three main regions – the head, thorax and abdomen. As social insects, they live in colonies and usually hunt as a group.
These relentless pests are hard to kill and can nest anywhere in your home. Ants are foragers; they usually march towards food which means most ants are found in kitchens.
The most common kinds of rodents that you can find in your homes are rats and mice. These small, robust bodied animals have sharp incisors that they usually use to eat and borrow. However, these incisors may also be used as weapons when they need to defend themselves. Rodents are usually nocturnal beings that have a keen sense of smell. These warm-bloodied pests are a nuisance to homes. They carry diseases, contaminate food and destroy and damage structure and property.
- Termites (White Ants)
Termites are social insects that live and thrive in colonies. Most termites usually eat cellulose, plant fibers, and decaying plant material. However, there are also some termite species that infest homes.
Termites thrive in dark and damp areas and usually invade wooden surfaces and structures for food. They can be pretty destructive, so it is highly recommended that they be exterminated as soon as their presence in your home is detected.
These common autumn pests can be eliminated with the help of a reliable pest control company. Don’t wait until your pest problems get out of hand. Contact a professional pest control company for efficient, effective, and immediate solutions.
Written by BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care. BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care offers the best service for pest control in Columbia, MO.