Fall Pest Prevention Tips

September 10th, 2020

Even though you may not notice pest infestations until the winter months when they become more obvious, pests actually start trying to enter your home in the fall. In order to protect your family and household from common pests that can affect the cleanliness of your home, follow these prevention tips.

Termites

Termites are a year-round concern in the state of Florida. You really never get a reprieve from these pests. The only way to prevent damage to your home is to use a regular termite prevention treatment. We are able to offer several different solutions depending on your needs.

Grubs

Grubs are a big problem in the fall. These are actually larvae of beetles. The grubs can cause significant damage to your yard, so you’ll want to make sure you’re using an appropriate fertilizer and pest control. Remember, the more natural the ingredients of products you use on your lawn, the better.

Ants of all types

In other parts of the country, fall usually signals a time when you see less ants. Unfortunately, Florida’s tropical climate means that ants really never go into hibernation. You could see signs of ants at any time of the year, including fall. It is important not to be lax about your pest prevention methods at this time.

Rodents

As temperatures cool and vegetation goes dormant, rodents will be looking for safe places to hibernate (and eat) throughout the winter. These rodents often find havens through small cracks in your foundation or walls or between gaps in crawl spaces or around doors. The best way to prevent rodents is to seal up your home as best as possible. But if you do start seeing them, you’ll want to contact an exterminator right away.

If you have questions about the pest control measures you need to be taking this fall, contact us today for more information.