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Fall’s Cooler Weather Means Pests Are Dying to Move In with You

Pests Like to Stay Warm and Cozy in the Winter- Just Like You
Pests Like to Stay Warm and Cozy in the Winter- Just Like You

Just like you, pests like to stay warm in the winter, and if they can’t find a warm and comfortable place, they will die from the cold. The problem is that during the fall, as the season begins to cool, pests of all types are trying to find a place to feed and stay warm, and for most pests, the best place is in your home.

What Type of Pests?

The most common pests that want to be in your home are rats and mice. These warm blooded critters want nothing more than to be warm and safe in your walls, basement, attic or nooks and crannies where they are difficult to find.

But insects can be just as annoying. Box elder bugs, stink bugs, cluster flies, millipedes, even ground beetles and roaches will make an appearance if they can find a way in.

During fall, pests are going to be searching for a way to get into your home and take up residence before it gets too cold. Now is the time to stop these uninvited guests from becoming a nuisance and sharing space with you and your loved ones.

When you’re looking for pest control companies in Freehold, consider Allison Pest Control first and foremost. They have been servicing the New Jersey area for almost 100 years, and they will be there for you no matter what type of pest problem you have.

What Do First Time Home Owners Need to Know About Fall Pests?

What Should First Time Homeowners Do About Fall Pests?
What Should First Time Homeowners Do About Fall Pests?

When you invest in a new home, it’s important to take steps to prevent pests from getting inside it. During fall, you’ll need to be even more vigilant than usual. Some kinds of bugs and rodents try to get into homes before the weather gets cold. Keep in mind that our Freehold exterminators are here to help if you end up with a pest problem in your home. Use these tips to lower the risk of a pest infestation this fall.

• Keep the kitchen clean
Cockroaches, mice and other pests enter kitchens in search of food. Keeping your kitchen floor, counters and sink as clean as possible helps keep these critters away. Sweep up crumbs and don’t leave food out.

• Use garbage cans with tight lids
Taking out your kitchen trash each day can keep pests at bay, but make sure your garbage cans have lids that fit tightly. This makes it harder for these pests to get into them.

• Seal up cracks and other entryways
Seal up gaps, cracks and openings around pipes and vents on the outside of your home. Close up cracks near doors and windows as well. This prevents bugs and rodents from getting inside your home.

If you have pests in your home, our Freehold exterminators can help. Contact Allison Pest Control to learn more about our services. We can help eliminate bugs, rodents and other pests in your home.

Fall Pests That Plague New Jersey Residents

Squirrels
Fall Pests

Fall is upon us and along with the beautiful fall colors to brighten up the day, there’s also a down side. When fall arrives, so, too, does the hunt by summertime insects that fly, crawl, or sting, wily rodents, and others, to find the perfect residence to hunker down for the winter season.

Five Fall Pests

Stingers

This group includes wasps, bees and yellow jackets. If you find a winter colony nesting under the eaves, contact the professionals at Allison to remove it to prevent injury to yourself.

Fliers

The major pest in this group are germ-carrying flies looking for winter retreats and treats inside your home.

Crawlers

Ants are notorious for infiltrating the tiny crevice and making trails across countertops. During the winter, they, too, will be looking for warm surroundings and easy food sources.

Rodents

Mice, rats, and squirrels are with us year-round. During the winter, these creative pests will go above and beyond finding a way inside your home to hibernate and/or create a warm home for adults and babies.

Invaders

There are plenty of other bug species such as lady bugs, stink bugs, cockroaches, box elders, and more, that enjoy the warmth of the indoors versus freezing temperatures.

If you’ve got pest problems, our experienced staff at Allison Pest Control have the answers. Give us a call, fax, or email us and we’ll set you up with a free pest inspection.

Keep Pests Out This Fall

Keeping The Pests Out
Keeping The Pests Out

In the months before winter, outdoor pests look for warm places to stay. Just like you, they like warmth during the upcoming cold weather, and during this time, basements, attics and even between your walls, become very appealing homes for insect and rodent pests of all kinds. They will literally canvas your home and look for ways in.

Knowing what to look for to keep them out is your first line of defense, and here are some places to check on to keep pests out this fall.

  • Your foundation. Make sure the foundation of your home has no holes, cracks or gaps leading to the outside. Be particularly aware of the seam where the building structure meets the foundation. Fill in any open spaces with caulk or polyurethane foam.
  • Pipes. Make sure the structure around pipes that enter your home, are solid and crack free. Caulk to fill in cracks.
  • Exterior door jambs. Make sure door jambs and your threshold seal tight. Replace if they don’t.
  • Windows. Check and seal up any gaps around window frames, especially those in the basement or the attic.

For more suggestions on how to keep pests out this fall, or at any other time of the year, please contact us at Allison Pest Control. We have the answers you want and the service you need if pests get inside. Proudly serving Monmouth and Ocean County for nearly 100 years.