Fall Pest Control Tips
When the long and hot summer days melt into the shorter, cooler days of autumn, you need a local exterminator you can rely on to provide you with effective fall pest control services. PestLock is a Top Rated Local® pest control company in Oregon and Washington, and we can help you lock unwanted pests out of your home. We would love to speak with you about the importance of fall pest control and the most problematic autumnal pests in the Pacific Northwest. Check out all of our local service areas and give us a call today to schedule a free pest inspection!
Why Is Seasonal Pest Control Important?
If you only think about protecting your home from pests when you see one scurrying about, you aren’t alone. One-time pest control treatments target unwanted pests on the spot, but they don’t provide the assurance of year-long protection. At PestLock, we provide residential and commercial pest control services that are designed to keep seasonal pests at bay. Each season brings its own unique set of pests, and you can rest assured that our exterminators have the skills and experience needed to lock them out of your home. Beyond that, we also offer crawl space restoration services to clean and sanitize the area while putting barriers in place to prevent pests from coming back.
Common Fall Pests in Oregon & Washington
What types of pests can you expect to find around your home or office in the fall? Ants, rodents, roaches, and spiders are among the most common fall pests in Oregon and Washington.
Although these pesky bugs thrive during warm summer weather, they continue to be a nuisance to property owners well into the fall. Moisture ants swarm during late summer and early autumn, odorous house ants continue laying eggs until late fall, and carpenter ants plague homes year round. To avoid ant infestations, keep your home clean, eliminate moisture problems, and secure possible entry points.
There is nothing worse than seeing a rodent scurrying across the floor out of the corner of your eye. In addition to causing extensive damage to your home, mice and rats are known for transmitting a wide variety of diseases to people and pets. Storing food and garbage in airtight containers, stacking firewood away from your home, and sealing exterior cracks and holes can help you avoid infestation.
Several species of cockroaches call the Pacific Northwest home, and they love to invade during the fall months when food and water sources outside become scarce. These troublesome pests are known for spreading 33 different bacterial strains and they can trigger asthma attacks. To keep roaches at bay, keep a clean home, store your food and pet food in tightly sealed containers, and clean around, under, and behind appliances often.
More often than not, spiders would much rather stay outdoors where is plenty of food and water, and a common misconception is that they come into your home during the fall and winter because of the colder temperatures outside. Spiders are usually there all year long, they are just more visible during the fall because this is when they are out and about looking for mates. You can kill them, sweep down their webs, or schedule fall pest control services, but some spiders will move along all the same if they are just ignored.
Need Fall Pest Control?
Are you ready to show unwanted pests the door? PestLock is here to provide you with effective fall pest control services that will have you breathing a sigh of relief. Request your free pest inspection today!