Now that fall is here, you may be thinking that you’re safe from pests until spring. Think again! Some pests are more active during the cooler months and some pests are active all year round. Here are our top 3 pests to watch out for during the fall months.
Termites in fall you say? Yes, and in winter…. spring…. summer. Termites are active all year round. They eat 24/7/365. They don’t sleep, they just eat and reproduce, eat and reproduce…. Wow that’s a lot of termites. Which is why colonies get to sizes of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands.
Come spring, there will be visible signs such as swarmers, but mud tubes are a clear sign that termites have been there, or may still be active. These are normally found in the crawlspaces, slabs, side pipes just about anywhere which comes into contact with soil. We’ve been to houses where the tubes have extended to the second floor of a property, and that was an extreme case!
Rodents are year round, but people “see” them more often in the fall because they are moving their nest or looking for a food source. With rodents come fleas. So this is a double whammy really, you don’t want either in your home. Not only can rodents carry diseases, when they get in the structure they can cause damage to electrical wiring as well.
As mentioned above, fleas can be brought into your home by rodents but they can also enter your home with your pet too. Flea bites can be painful and irritating and for some quite dangerous. If your pet has fleas then chances are they will spread throughout your home.
What should I do if I have fleas, rodents or termites?
If you have a pest control plan in place with us already, and you think you have fleas or rodents, then these common household pests are covered and backed by our first class If It Crawls Call guarantee. If you have a termite warranty with us then you’re also covered. Ask your friendly technician for advice on any concerns you may have.
If you don’t have a coverage plan with us then all of the above are pests which should be treated by a professional. Often we find flea foggers and do it yourself options for rodent trapping just don’t work because they aren’t as effective as the products used by a professional. If you are in any doubt at all then give us a call for some free impartial pest control advice. Never used us before? Then here are some great reasons to choose us over any other pest control company.
At Four Seasons and HomeTown Pest Control we are trained to find pests such as termites, rodents and fleas as well as other common household pests.