Summer is winding down and fall is about to begin in earnest. Many people generally believe that the change in seasons means a reduction in bug and pest activity. The truth is that it simply means a decrease in the activity in certain pests and an increase in the activity of others.
Mosquitos, ticks, bees, and flies will become less visible and active. You won’t have to worry about getting bitten by mosquitos while outside on those cooler evenings, nor will you need to be mindful of bees, wasps, or hornets. These insects will all but disappear as the temperatures and humidity decrease.
Fall, however, is not a season devoid of insect activity. Spiders, ladybugs, fleas, and stinkbugs will become more common. So too will ants and cockroaches. Don’t just assume that the end of summer means the end of bugs.
It will be important for you to remain vigilant, particularly when it comes to creatures like carpenter ants and cockroaches. Carpenter ants can potentially damage your home’s structure. Cockroaches can carry bacteria and potentially cause asthma for the younger members of your family.
Fleas, brought in by your dog or cat, can quickly infest your home and cause itchy bites. They can also carry and transmit serious illnesses. Ladybugs do not bite, but they can cause damage to clothes and fabrics in your home. They also smell very bad when crushed.
When you notice any potential signs of increased insect activity, don’t ignore them. Call Lookout Pest Control and allow our trained team to evaluate these signs and advise you on the proper way to deal with them. Our staff is ready to help you not only treat your home for these pests, but help you prevent them from returning altogether. Call today to find out how we can help protect your home and your family from unwanted intruders.
Fall Pests in Georgia and Tennessee
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