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Occasional Invaders

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You don’t have to be a pest guru to figure out that occasional invaders are pests that only get inside the home during specific times of the year. While this part is simple enough, it doesn’t make dealing with them any easier. If anything, they are much harder to deal with than most pests. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first being, they are a classification of insects that are comprised of many different insects. For instance, when dealing with cockroaches, you are just dealing with cockroaches.

This is not entirely the case with occasional invaders. Occasional invaders could refer to any number of pests, including earwigs, silverfish, ladybugs, centipedes, millipedes, and the list goes on and on. What makes the whole situation even worse is dealing with these pests requires a different approach. That’s right, removing earwigs from the property might require a completely different approach than that of silverfish. You can likely already see the many complications that these pests stand to pose.

Not only does one have to learn how to identify these varying insects, but you’ll also have to learn the proper elimination routines that go along with them. Not to fear though because we are always here. Whether you have a simple question, want to speak to a pest management professional, or want to set up an in-home consultation today, you can give our local office a call. With this in mind, if you want to attempt to traverse the problem on your own, here is what you are going to need to know.

The Times Of Year Vary

Unfortunately, occasional invaders are a pest you’ll be battling all year-round. When dealing with ladybugs or earwigs, you might only have to worry about them during the summer months or long winter months. This is the case with occasional invaders. Since there are so many varying classifications, you’ll have to keep an eye out for these pesky pests all year-round. While they do spend much of their time outdoors, you’ll probably notice them in and around the property more frequently during the fall season. This is usually when many of them will start to seek reprieve from the approaching winter weather.

What Problems Can They Cause

When occasional invaders get on the property, they usually do so in large numbers, only making the infestation all that more alarming. While this is the case, these pesky crawling pests are nothing more than a mere nuisance. Many of them don’t pose any physical threat. Most of them can’t even do any structural damage. What’s even better news is a lot of them won’t even reproduce in the home. So, what kind of problem are they? Unfortunately, there are a few classifications of these pests that can cause non-health-related problems.

Stink bugs can wreak havoc on indoor and garden plants, while boxelder bugs and ladybugs excrete a foul-smelling liquid that stains and ruins delicate fabrics, materials, clothing, drapes, and similar items. Silverfish like to infest paper-related items like wallpaper, books, drywall, envelopes, and such. These materials could be at real risk over time.

How Does One Deal With Occasional Invaders?

Here comes the really important part of the equation, dealing with these pesky pests. Occasional invader prevention and control should always start outside the home. This is, after all, how they are getting in. They must be getting in from the outside somewhere. However, this means there is something inside or near the home that is drawing them in. This being said, you’ll want to start by sealing all outside openings, gaps, cracks, and crevices. Anything that creates a potential entry point will need to be sealed.

Leaf piles, mulch too close to the home, overgrown lawn and vegetation, and improperly stacked woodpiles will need to be properly dealt with as well. Other than this, when you spot a stink bug or centipede crawling through the home, you can just simply vacuum them up and dispose of them in a safe and proper way.

If this is all too much for you or you simply don’t want the hassle, we are here. All you must do is get our local office on the line and we’ll get someone out to the property immediately to perform a 10-point assessment.

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