There are a few things you can be sure of when fall comes to Southern California: the beaches become less crowded, the air cooler, and creatures will start crawling into your home. You can probably live without that last one. Fall is inevitable, but pest infestation is not. You can protect your home and your family from these fall intruders. It requires: recognizing the threat, and the proper implementation of exclusion methods. Take a second to learn more, and you might be able to enjoy fall this year without the bugs and the critters.
What pests invade homes in the fall?
This is, by no means, a comprehensive list of all the pests that invade homes in the fall, but these are definitely on the repeat offender list: skunks, rodents, spiders, ants, fleas, wasps, termites, centipedes, earwigs, and roaches. When winter comes, these pests would prefer to be tucked in your house rather than a hole. Some get into food and crawl over dishes, creating unexplainable health issues for your family. Some chew on your home and create structural issues that cost thousands to fix. Some bite you while you're sleeping. Also, there are your general nuisance pests, that like to climb on your walls and gross you out. I think we can agree, bugs and mammals should stay in the wild, where they belong.
Exclusion methods for fall pests.
The best way to keep pests out of your home is to make them feel unwanted. They are looking for moist dark places with food and water sources nearby. They want some rotted wood to chew on, and some warmth for their cold bones--if they have bones. Don't let them find what they're looking for. The goal of exclusion is to make your home comfortable for you, but uncomfortable for bugs.
Give Critter Busters a call for other exclusion methods specific to your home, and have your exterior walls or perimeter sprayed. This will keep bugs and mammals from sticking around, and give your home and your family added protection against these fall invaders.