You may not have categorized your bugs in the past, but we are here to set the record straight. You already know a lot of this information, you just need help putting it all together. For example, most people know that springtime brings in the moths.
Summertime brings wasps and other stinging creatures, and wintertime ends the reign of your yard mosquitoes. Let us take a look at what fall brings to the table in the realm of house pests.
Bugs of the lady persuasion
Ladybugs do not seem too bad until you have an infestation. If you have ever seen The Amityville Horror, then you know what it means to have an infestation of these Asian beetle bugs. Ladybugs are rapid breeders, and your home can fall victim to their reproduction in only a few days.
You should act fast when you feel your home is being bombarded by these bugs of the lady persuasion. Sprinkle some boric acid around your home, and plant some cloves to discourage them from further domesticating themselves.
Mice and other furry rodents
As the temperatures outside get cooler, all sorts of furry rodents will attempt to find a way into your home. The best way to keep them out is to make sure your home is sealed tight. Common entries could be around plumbing pipes, basements, windows, and doors.
If you are not looking to start a home improvement project, steel wool is quite effective at keeping the little buggers out. Their teeth are simply not strong enough to tear through its tough material.
Bugs that are stinky and sticky
Stink bugs are sticky and stinky if you come in contact with them. They are also notoriously excellent at resisting traditional pest control treatments. If you see them in your home, it is best to use the vacuum to dispose of them. Then, treat and clean your home at the same time.
A few simple home remedies for stink bugs include:
- Dish soap and water spray
- Garlic water spray
- Mint plants
- Catnip plants
Roaches make the strongest stomach quiver
Just like the other pests of fall, they move indoors due to cooler weather in search of food and resources. Cockroaches are disease-ridden creatures, and should be snuffed out as quickly as possible.
The best way to prevent infestation in your home is to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. Keep your kitchen free of food debris and clutter. Clutter is a roach’s best friend, as they can hide in the dark, undisturbed areas of your home.
Ants, ants, and more ants
Ants are one of the worst invaders to battle, because they are so resilient. The best defense against ants it to (again) seal up all your food. Seal up all the windows and doors in your home as well, and store any firewood away from the home.