Fall Pest Problems In Albany

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Fall is just a few days away and the weather has started to change. The air is getting crisper and the leaves are starting to change colors. With the cooler weather coming insects and rodents will start to look for shelter knowing that the weather is only going to get worse. Their ideal shelter will have easy access to food, water, and a warmer climate. Your home is starting to look like a perfect place for these pests to hide out.

If you are in the Albany, New York, area there are a few different pests you can look to prevent this fall.

  • Ants: These tiny pests are very invasive and can multiply quickly. They will send out scouts to investigate your home and see if they can find food and water. If the scout ants can find resources then they will bring a colony of ants to live in your home. In just a few short days you can have a full ant infestation hunkering down in your home for the winter.

  • Termites: Termites can cause extensive damage to your home before you even notice it. They eat through wood 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If they find a way into your home it is best to seek professional help from an exterminator team. The most important thing about eliminating a termite infestation is to make sure it is completely gone. You are going to also want to be able to assess any damage they have caused to your home’s structure.

  • Rodents: Small rodents like mice and squirrels may try to enter into your home this fall. They will squeeze their way into attics, crawl spaces, and basements. They are looking for shelter to stay warm in the winter. If they can find easy access to food and water, they will start to build a nest and mate. Some common signs are a scratching noise in your walls, signs of fecal remains, and torn up walls or insulation. These rodents can cause serious dangerous damage to the inside of your walls. Sometimes they chew through wiring and insulation that can cause a fire danger.

At Thomas Pest Services we can help you eliminate fall pests in your home, and offer you tips on how to seal up your home to prevent pests from finding their way inside in the future. Our year round pest control systems are sure to work for your unique pest control situation. If you would like to protect your home this fall, call us today to get started!


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