Do Not Ignore Overwintering Pests◀ Back To Blog
August 29, 2017
As a homeowner or renter, it seems like your chore list never ends. You push certain chores like cleaning the gutters, washing the patio furniture, and trimming the bushes aside for the times when you are more inspired. As fall nears and winter creeps closer, there are just some chores you can’t ignore, and they deal with creepy, crawling things in your home. Do not ignore overwintering pests when doing your outdoor chores this season.
Add These Overwintering Pests To Your To-Do List
The Capital District and Adirondack region have an abundance of overwintering pests. Now that the weather is steadily in the 70's and dropping into the 40's at night, overwintering pests are going to make their way indoor.
Common overwintering pests in the Capital District are:
These bugs head indoors around Labor Day. That is when we really start to feel the effects of the season change. They feel it too, so these pests venture indoor to stay warm and fed.
When these bugs enter your home, they are not dangerous or harmful, but they are difficult to get rid of because an infestation can quickly grow out of control. The presence of these bugs may also pose a health risk to those who suffer from allergies and/or asthma.
Your fall chores must include preventing an invasion from overwintering pests.
How To Prevent Overwintering Pests
You’ve got a little work to do to prevent bugs from entering your home. It is much easier to prevent bugs from entering your home than to try and spot them, trap them, and get rid of them once an infestation grows out of hand.
When you are prepping your home for winter, add these chores to your list:
Inspect your foundation, basement, or crawl space for any signs of pests
Seal cracks, crevices, and holes around the exterior of your home
Move yard debris and woodpiles away from your home
Repair torn or damaged screens on windows and doors
Repair or install sweeps on the bottom of your exterior doors
Call Thomas Pest Services
A call to Thomas Pest Services can solve all your overwintering pest concerns. Year-round pest control solutions in the Albany area ensures you won’t have to worry about pests at all throughout the entire year. With each season change, you can rest assured knowing that pests won’t get inside and infest your home. Call now to learn about our pest control plans.