St. George, UT Homeowner's Ultimate Fall Pest Prevention Checklist

September 17, 2021

To say pests are troublesome is saying the least. Very few are innocent; most will bring great harm to your St. George home. If they don’t wreck the structure itself, your personal belongings might be. You could end up going to the hospital after an encounter with a pest because many harbor germs that lead to illness. Further, they can injure you with stings, bites, or scratches.

Since infestations can happen rather quickly, staying on top of pest deterrence is a must. A lot of insects and creatures can violate properties with ease, and reproduce quickly. Some can do so without being detected for long periods. Each season of the year comes with its own creeping, crawling threats. Find out how Premier Pest Control can help you combat typical fall species. 

an american cockroach crawling on food in a kitchen

What Pests Are Common in the Fall? What Are the Dangers?

During the fall months, mice and cockroaches are prevalent in human dwellings. When the climate gets cooler, these pests will seek your place out for warm shelter. Ever-invading house mice are gray, black, or brown. Lighter shades are on their stomach. In terms of size, they’re around 7 inches long. With their bodies being so elastic, it isn’t hard for them to get through tiny holes. If indoors, they’ll hide in cabinets, foundation voids, basements, and similar. Any dark and humid space that’s low traffic will be suitable for them. Domiciles near grassy or wooded zones have the most problems with mice. 

Mice are associated with the following complications:

  • Structural damage from their incessant gnawing to file their teeth
  • Electrical fires and shortages from chewing on cables and wires
  • The distribution of illnesses because parasites are in their hairs, bacteria are on their skin, and microbes are in their waste

Cockroaches vary in size and color. Generally, they are reddish-brown, brown, or black. Some have wings and can fly. As with rodents, these bugs can get past small openings in foundations and utilities. Alternatively, they can be brought in by accident. The critters often nestle in boxes and other storage items, bags, furniture, electronics, and even plants. They too favor quiet and dim areas with a moisture element. You can expect to see them in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Outdoors, they’ll gather around organic debris and garbage. 

Cockroaches have germs that are linked with:

  • Allergic and asthmatic reactions
  • Food and surface contamination
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Viruses and pathogens

How Can You Prevent Fall Pests?

Practicing quality preventative pest measures can be daunting and tedious. However, keeping yourself and those you love healthy is worth it. Here’s what you’ll have to do:

  • Attach sweeps to all doors that face the outside.
  • Verify that existing screens and weather stripping are in good condition.
  • Patch up gaps in piping, windows, doors, and foundations.
  • Have all moisture faults and leaks repaired.
  • Distance plants and flowers from the property by two feet.
  • Mow the lawn and trim the greenery on a routine basis. Discard yard debris.
  • Flush your gutters out frequently.
  • Get rid of interior clutter, and keep the back of closets tidy.
  • Use canisters with secure lids for food and trash storage.
  • Take out the trash, vacuum, wash dishes, and clean around appliances regularly.
  • Inspect bags, packages, and greenery before bringing them indoors.
  • Make sure outbuildings and their perimeters are neat.

What Can Premier Pest Control Do About Fall Pests?

By and large, commercial pesticides fail because they are made to kill individual critters. You won’t be able to conquer an infestation. On top of that, shelf goods can be noxious. We at Premier Pest Control have safe, industrial-grade treatments, such as perimeter barriers. For rodents, our technicians will use baits, traps, sanitation products, exclusion tools, and more. Call today for a free inspection and get started on our effective home pest control!

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