By Chris Williams on August 25, 2017.

As we approach the end of August, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to keep all those late season insects out of your house. Some insects such as yellowjacket workers die off in the fall, but those insects with overlapping generations often look for places to spend the winter instead. That place can easily be your house, especially if you have crevices and openings that allow insects inside.

Many of the insects that move inside are plant dwellers that are migrating from crop fields or from trees or plants nearby. Insects such as lady beetles, stink bugs, seed bugs, and leaf beetles can move inside in large numbers. If you’ve seen them in your home before you will no doubt see them again this fall. Other overwintering insects in homes include cluster flies and queen wasps. Fall invaders generally go into hiding once inside but they can become nuisances on warm winter days and in early spring when they emerge from hiding, ready to move back outside.


“Too early for that,” you say. That’s where you are mistaken. You need to have a protective insecticide barrier in place before insects gather around and on your house, looking for ways inside. Once insects have made that move it may be too late to keep them out. This is why we offer a Preventative Maintenance Program that includes two scheduled seasonal treatments around the outside perimeter of your home. One of those treatments is timed specifically to stop fall-invading insects in their tracks.

Give us a call today to make sure you are not left without protection this fall. You don’t even have to be home for us to treat. And, preventing insects on the outside means no messy treatments on the inside later on. We have more than 8,000 customers who are taking advantage of this worry-free Preventative Program.

We do preventative pest-proofing, too, which means we seal up all of those openings that insects can use to get inside. For more on how to avoid playing host to insects this fall and winter, see Keeping Fall Pests Out – Advice From the Pros.

Photo Credit : Martin Cooper | CC BY 2.0



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