As the weather starts to cool down and the leaves begin to change, fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, while humans are eager to enjoy all that the season has to offer, there are a few unwelcome guests that also take advantage of the milder conditions. Pests are a problem year-round, but homeowners in Virginia need to be especially careful during the fall season, as some of the most damaging pests are most active during this time of year. Let’s take a look at the most common and destructive pests that Virginia homeowners need to look out for right now.
As the name suggests, stink bugs are infamous for their unpleasant odor. They’re native to Asia but have become an increasingly common pest in Virginia over the past few years. Stink bugs like to enter homes in search of warmth, and once inside, can cause significant damage to crops, gardens, and ornamental plants.
Spiders are a common household pest year-round, but they’re especially prevalent during the fall months. Most spiders in Virginia are harmless, but some, like the brown recluse and black widow, are venomous and dangerous. If you notice a spider infestation in your home, it’s important to call Eco Pest Control to handle the problem.
Termites are one of the most destructive pests you can encounter as a homeowner. They chew through wood, which can cause significant structural damage to your home if left unchecked. During the fall months, termites swarm in search of new places to establish colonies, making it the perfect time to schedule an inspection.
Mice and rats are common pests throughout the year, but like stink bugs, they tend to invade homes during the cooler months in search of warmth. Not only are rodents unsanitary, but they can also cause significant damage to your home’s electrical wiring and other important components.
While mosquitoes are typically thought of as a summer pest, they remain a problem well into the fall months in Virginia. Not only are they annoying, but they can also spread serious diseases such as West Nile virus and Zika virus. To avoid mosquito bites, homeowners should remove all standing water from their property and use mosquito repellant when spending time outdoors.
How to Keep Your Home Pest Free
Don’t let these pests dampen your enjoyment of the beautiful fall season. Each of these critters can cause significant damage to your property and potentially pose health risks. Keep your home and family safe by taking proactive measures.
Don’t wait until an infestation occurs; be vigilant against these potential intruders by calling Eco Pest Control, your trusted partner in maintaining a pest-free home. We have the expertise and tools to tackle any pest problem, big or small. To schedule an inspection or to learn more about our services, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Let Eco Pest Control help you enjoy a peaceful, pest-free home.