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What Every Souderton Homeowner Needs To Know About Fall Pests & How To Keep Them Out

September 11, 2020

 

There are nearly no insects or creatures that a Souderton homeowner would welcome. Ladybugs may be the only exception, and it would be because they are nice on the eyes and harmless. Most pests aren’t that easy to coexist with. A large portion of them is unsightly, annoying, and destructive. The fact that several can reproduce quickly and are hard to kill makes things worse.

The threat of critters and their individual risks are constant. As long as there’s nature, they will be around. Each season of the year brings its own nuisances. You can learn now what’s headed your way in the fall months, and how you can curb intrusions with offerings from Moyer Pest Control.

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What Pests Come During the Fall? What Are the Risks?

Mice and roaches are frequent invaders over the fall season. The cooler temperatures prompt them to seek a more comfortable shelter. Typical house mice are around two to three inches long. Their short fur generally ranges from gray to brown with lighter shades on their bellies. Since they are rather lithe, they can fit through holes of any size. Once inside your home, they’ll travel to places that are dark, moist, warm, and quiet. Examples are foundation voids, cabinets, and basements. You’ll likely have to deal with mice if your property is close to a grassy or wooded area.

The dangers of mice are as follows:

  • Structural damage, as they gnaw on walls to file their teeth.

  • Electrical fires or outages, because they chew on wires too.

  • The spread of disease, as they rummage in filth, leave waste, and carry parasites in their fur.

Roaches vary in size and color. Many are reddish-brown, black, or brown. Some have wings and can fly. Similar to rodents, these gross bugs gravitate to settings where there is ample darkness, warmth, and dampness. They too can crawl past any opening. Gaps around pipes, exterior foundations, windows, and doors are their prime entry points. Also, people can unknowingly bring them in with the electronics, boxes, bags, or plants they’ve infested. You’ll catch them in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Outside, they’ll nest in organic matter and trash.

The bacteria on the bodies of roaches can cause these issues:

  • Contamination of food and surfaces

  • Pathogens and viruses

  • Asthmatic and allergic reactions

  • Gastroenteritis

How Can You Prevent Fall Pests?

Fortunately, all the things you would do to deter mice can block roaches as well:

  • Seal cracks around utilities, doors, windows, and foundations.

  • Attach sweeps to exterior doors, and ensure screens are in good condition.

  • Have plumbing and moisture problems repaired.

  • Sit plants, shrubs, and flowers two feet away from your exterior.

  • Trim your lawn and greenery often.

  • Clean your gutters regularly.

  • Cut down on clutter.

  • Use containers with secure lids for food and trash storage.

  • Take out the trash, wash dishes, and vacuum routinely.

  • Examine bags, packages, and plants before bringing them inside.

What Can Moyer Pest Control Do About Fall Pests?

Souderton residents should feel safe in their own homes. We at Moyer Pest Control can meet and protect that need in the realm of critter management. We pack our cost-friendly plans with a wide range of services. You can enjoy recurring visits and guarantees. We have specialized treatments for termites, bed bugs, and then some. Each of our Service Professionals™ is licensed and registered, so you can rest assured they are both skilled and take the utmost care.

The Environmental Protection Agency approves each of our products. You can be sure that no harm will come to you, your pets, or your vegetation. Our solutions will only bother mice, roaches, and any other pests appearing in the fall. Give us a ring today!

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