Everything you need to know about pests
Even though it's getting colder, getting rid of pests should still be a top priority. Even though some bugs and rodents are more common in the summer, pest control should be done all year long. In New Jersey, there are many bugs, like bedbugs and termites, that could come into your home in the fall and winter. Of course, this could make your home environment uncomfortable. Some pests can also be dangerous, so keeping them away or getting rid of them can keep your family safe. Here are some good reasons to get rid of pests in the winter and some easy ways to do it.
WHICH BUGS ARE AUTUMN INSECTS?
Termites are a common problem in the fall. Most people see these bugs in the spring and summer. But some types of termites are active in the fall and lay eggs that hatch in the winter. Subterranean termites often attack homes in New Jersey. They have clear wings and yellow backs. Termites eat wood and can do a lot of damage to the foundation of your home. Repairs for this can cost a lot of money.
As the weather gets cooler, cockroaches can move into your home. In the fall and winter, these bugs look for food and warmth. Most of the time, they are in the kitchen and dining room. Roaches can also make their homes in warm, dark places inside the house. Inspect these areas of your property to make sure roaches are not infesting your property.
Watch out for bedbugs if you travel in the fall or winter. You can find them in airports and hotels. Because they are so small, you might not even realize they are on your sheets or clothes.
TIPS FOR PEST CONTROL IN THE FALL
One of the best ways to keep fall pests out of your home is to keep food covered and stored correctly. Use air-tight containers for all food that is not being refrigerated. If you have pets, make sure their food is stored properly after each meal, and wash their dishes well.
If you find there are bed bugs in your home, calling a professional right away is best. In New Jersey, these bugs are common and can be found on bed sheets, luggage, and clothing. Without an exterminator, it can be hard to get rid of bed bugs.
Pests can also be kept out of your home by putting trash in cans with tight lids and sweeping up crumbs. During the fall in New Jersey, there are a lot of roaches. These insects can carry food-borne illnesses, so keeping them off your property is best.
Sealing up any holes or cracks around your doors and windows is another good way to keep pests out in the fall. You can do this yourself with a caulking gun, or you can hire a contractor.
GETTING RID OF FALL PESTS
Making an appointment with an exterminator is often all it takes to make sure your home is free of fall pests. In addition to insects, rodents can also get into your home. Ask your pest control person to look for rats and mice in the walls and other openings in your home. You can also have a professional look at any rodent droppings you find on your property. NJ Pest Control has the tools and supplies to get rid of and keep pests out of your home during the winter. NJ Pest Control can help if you've seen bugs on or near your property or if you want to keep them away. Contact the expert Pest Control Company, Jersey City Exterminator, for helpful tips and to set up an appointment.