When summer winds down, pest infestations ramp up as the fall season draws near. Many people wonder where various pests go once the cooler weather takes over in Connecticut and the entire Northeast. Whether it's insects or rodents, pests look for shelter to keep them safe and warm during the fall, and your home makes the perfect place for them to hide out until the next spring.
3 Common Fall Pests in the Northeast
Cluster flies look like large, darker houseflies. They show up inside homes from August to October and hide out in boxes, corners and other areas in your living spaces. These flies are easy to catch during the colder months as they slowly fly around from room to room. Though they don't pose a threat to people, they emit a disagreeable odor if they're crushed.
Stinkbugs infest houses as the cooler weather enters our area. They cling to windows and doors and come inside at the first opportunity. These pests will normally hide during the fall and the winter but may crawl on the walls or fly around the lamps on occasion. Stinkbugs produce an unpleasant odor if they're crushed, hence their name.
Mice and rats invade homes throughout the year, especially during the fall when the temperatures dip overnight. They require a warm space in which to breed and to stay safe until the spring. Other rodents, such as squirrels and chipmunks, also invade homes and take refuge inside boxes and within clutter in attics and basements. Rodents transmit diseases to people and contaminate living areas as they move around searching for food and water.
Preventative Fall Pest Control
Pest insects and rodents find ways to invade homes throughout the fall even if you've sealed every crack and crevice. You don't have to deal with stinkbugs and other pests through the fall and the winter months. Contact Tim's Pest Control to speak with a professional technician and to receive your free estimate. We'll schedule an appointment and inspect your home to locate the pests. Afterward, we'll treat the infestation and prevent the pests from returning to your home as the seasons change.