Fall Invader Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Fall Invaders

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Fall invaders are pesky insects that infiltrate properties as the weather changes. Southeast Termite & Pest Control is here to help you defeat insects seeking shelter around your home or business.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fall Invaders

What are fall invaders?

Fall invaders are those insects that make their way into human structures as the weather changes. This activity is often referred to as overwintering, as the bugs will look for warm and safe shelter to spend the colder months. Many insects are known for this behavior, but the most common ones encountered in our area include stink bugs, boxelder bugs, and ladybugs. All of these insects are easily recognizable, but if you need help identifying which fall invader is on your property, don’t hesitate to contact Southeast Termite and Pest Control.

Are fall invaders dangerous?

Though fall invaders are a major nuisance to most property owners, they are fortunately not too dangerous. Most fall invaders aren’t known for spreading diseases, and the majority of them rarely bite humans. The dangers associated with a fall invader infestation include mild allergic reactions when coming in contact with the insects or their droppings and property damage. Stink bugs, boxelder bugs, and ladybugs leave behind their droppings while crawling over your items.

Why do I have a fall invader problem?

A fall invader problem typically occurs when these pests find an easy way into your property’s interior areas. Homes or businesses with lots of cracks and gaps, easily accessible food, and pools of excess water or moisture issues tend to attract fall invaders and encourage these pests to stick around.

Where will I find fall invaders?

Fall invaders are outdoors hiding near piles of debris or overgrown grass and foliage. You may also notice them around the foundation of your property or near windows and doors. Once they invade interior areas, fall invaders are found near windows and doors looking for warmth, crawling around furniture, or hiding near trash cans and kitchen areas.

How do I get rid of fall invaders?

If you want to get rid of fall invaders the easy way, your best option is to contact Southeast Termite & Pest Control at the first signs of these pests. Our team can help you identify the types of fall invaders you are dealing with and develop a treatment plan that effectively removes all traces of this pest from your property.

Contact us today to learn more about fall invader removal or request a free estimate on pest control.

How can I prevent fall invaders in the future?

You can prevent fall invaders in the future by following the expert tips below that make your property less hospitable to these pests.

  • Clear outdoor areas of debris piles, long grass, and overgrown foliage that might encourage fall invaders to hide around your property.
  • Seal up cracks around your property’s foundation, windows, and doors to stop fall invaders from easily infiltrating interior spaces.
  • Make sure your property has sturdy window and door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps installed to keep out fall invaders.
  • Address moisture issues and leaks around your property to stop excess pools of water from attracting these insects and encouraging infestations.
  • Ensure leftover food is stored properly, and always clean up food and drink spills that might attract fall invaders looking for an easy meal.

Contact Southeast Termite & Pest Control and request a free inspection at the first signs of fall invaders for identification assistance or help removing infestations from your property.

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