pest control companyThe warmth of summer might be gone, but if you thought all of your pest problems were over, you’re wrong. Unfortunately, not even the cool autumn days can deter pests from invading your home and waging war on your peace of mind and autumn baking.

If you’re unsure what to look for or how to prepare, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few of the most common autumn pests to be on the lookout for this season.

Rodents
Just like you, rodents such as rats and mice are looking for a warm place with lots of food to spend the colder months. However, you might not be a fan of sharing your warm place with the rodents. The biggest problem these pests bring is their friends. Mice and rats rarely travel alone, and can fit through the smallest of holes in your home. To help prevent their arrival, store food in airtight containers and seal up any cracks and holes before the snow starts falling.

Stink Bugs
While these pests aren’t necessarily dangerous, they do pack a bit of a smelly punch. If you do notice one in your home, gently return it outdoors using a cup or a plastic container. The best way to prevent a stink bug invasion? Thoroughly check your belongings and hire local pest control services.

Bed Bugs
Approximately 99% of pest control contractors have treated bed bugs in the past year, and there’s no doubt they’re nasty pests to deal with. These bugs are notorious hitchhikers, which means if you’re in an area where you suspect bed bugs, you should thoroughly check all of your belongings before leaving. And if you spot these bloodsuckers inside your home, call a pest control company immediately.

Ants
Though their true time to shine is during the summer, make no mistake, ants are an issue for many year-round. To prevent these tiny invaders from antagonizing you, regularly sweep floors and counters and avoid spreading any food crumbs throughout your home. Finally, seal up any small cracks and be sure to contact a pest control company as soon as you spot a line of ants.

Cockroaches
Cockroaches can not only spread 33 different kinds of dangerous bacteria, they can trigger asthma attacks in children, which makes them one of the most dangerous pests out there. If you see a cockroach, you should call your local pest control company. These naturally shy pests don’t like to be seen in the light of day. So if you have spotted roaches recently, there are probably many, many more you haven’t seen.

If you see any of these pests in your home, don’t hesitate to call your local pest control service for assistance.