Insects are mostly all-season opportunists in California. Many household pests here thrive all year round, leaving homeowners no off-season in which to put down their guard.
In many climates, fall is prime pest season as insects look for warmth in human structures. In California, winter can be worse, when our weather mostly turns from dry to wet and with pests search for dry places. Winter is the time to be on the lookout for the following pests in particular:
Rodents – Nobody likes to think of their home as vulnerable to rodents, yet there is barely any structure that is invincible because rats can squeeze themselves easily through a crack of only 1/4”. Rodents are mostly nocturnal, so they can remain hidden from your view during the day. However, you might hear them scampering around inside your walls at night and you’ll see their droppings when you wake up in the morning. If you notice evidence of a rodent in your home, you’ll want to call a pest control service immediately—before the rodent decides to start its own family in the walls of your home.
Tule Ground Beetles – Beetles are generally beneficial insects, but not when they gather in large numbers in your home. They are of no danger to you or your home, but they can be a nuisance.
Ants and Roaches – Ants and roaches are two types of insects that seek the shelter of your home to survive the rains and reproduce. Both of these unwanted creatures can cause harm to you and your home. Look for ants where you keep food. Roaches like to congregate near the moisture of pipes and drains. Your best solution is to call in a pest control company who knows how to kill ants and how to kill roaches.
Wanted: Dead or Alive
As a homeowner, it’s nearly impossible to avoid running into a pest problem at some point. Every crack, loose screen, or opening of a door becomes an opportunity for pests to invade. Having a relationship with a trusted pest control company such as Ecola is your best defense against having pests make themselves at home in your home. From sealing openings to eliminating infestations, Ecola has effective solutions for both the prevention and eradication of unwanted pests.
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