With the fall season here you may already begin to see many pests invading your yard and home. Texas is home to many wildlife species, insects, and animals alike. During the fall season, Texas has three common pests that will begin to become more aggressive as winter comes ever closer. A-Tex Pest Management is here to help alert our Texas residents and help better prepare them for these common fall pests.
Wasps & Yellow Jackets
Most people often consider wasps and yellow jackets as spring and summertime pests. However, here in Texas, they are still active in the fall and by this time of the year, more dangerous. Wasps and yellow jackets in particular have had all spring and summer long to build the nest and strengthen their colony. Instead of dealing with an immature colony, by the fall you are now dealing with a fully mature colony that can have 5,000 members. Yellowjackets and other wasps are very territorial and will defend their nest. Unlike some bees, wasps don’t die after stinging and will repeatedly sting an intruder. For those with allergies to stings, this is a major problem.
Cockroaches are essentially year-round pests and they seem more aggressive during the fall season because many cockroach species are looking for a warm place to hide out the winter. Most species of cockroaches like damp humid areas and are most often found in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. Cockroaches also have a very diverse diet and will feed on discarded food, paper, glue, toothpaste and even dead human hair and fingernails. Cockroaches are also well known for spreading harmful diseases and viruses and can contaminate any surface area they touch. Cockroaches also shed skin flakes and leave behind feces that also cause indoor allergies. Like all pests, cockroaches are one of the most unwanted guests.
Mice & Rat Rodents
Mice and rats are another common invaders during the fall season. They too are looking for suitable nesting sites that provide shelter from the cold and a food and water source. When mice or rats invade homes they can be very destructive. They will begin chewing through walls, wiring, and plumbing. This can lead to costly repairs and poor insulation. Along with causing damages to the home, they are also very filthy pests that can leave behind diseases, viruses, and parasites. Mice and rats are dangerous pests to have inside the home and lead to many life-threatening conditions. This is why it is important to be prepared for fall pests, including rodents.
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When encountering these common fall pests, it is recommended to seek professional pest control services. A mature wasp colony is very dangerous. Cockroaches can reproduce very quickly and leave behind diseases and viruses. The same can be said about rodents. There are many reasons why it wise to use a professional pest control service. If your home is under invasion from these common fall pests, contact A-Tex Pest Management before they become a permanent resident. For all of your pest control needs, contact A-Tex Pest Management today.