Watch Out For These Creepy Pests This Halloween

 In Pest Control, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

Fall spiders are common in SE Louisiana and Mississippi - Presto-X "Formerly Fischer"With the holiday season upon us, you’re likely preparing to bring out your boxes of seasonal decorations. Halloween is only a few weeks away, and many celebrate by hanging up fake spider webs, plastic spiders, rubber bats, and more. While these decorations are fitting for the holiday, no one wants the real pests invading their home. Unfortunately, pest problems this time of year are common. This is due to the change in weather here in SE Louisiana—many pests and insects look to crawl their way indoors for the winter. To keep creepy crawly pests out of your home this Halloween and throughout the holiday season, read on for our tips to keep them away.

What Pests Are Common in the Fall?

A pest infestation is known to start when certain ones hide out in your stored boxes of decorations. Some of the most common pests include rats and mice, who squeeze their way inside for warmth, food, and shelter. Stink bugs and boxelder bugs are another common fall pest, both of which flock to the side of your home and could crawl in if given the chance. Spider populations boom this time of year, which is why you might be seeing more webs than ever. All of these pests could be lurking in old boxes of decorations or simply hiding out in your yard, making it important to know how to safeguard your home from pest infestations this fall.

Tips & Tricks to Keep Pests Away This Halloween

You may be putting fate rodents or bats out as decorations, but you definitely want to prevent the real ones from getting indoors! As you would any other time of the year, it’s important to implement preventative measures to keep fall pests away. Our top tips include:

  1. Sealing all cracks and crevices in your home with caulk
  2. Installing new window or door screens
  3. Cleaning up your yard’s foliage
  4. Keeping a tidy kitchen with sealed food containers
  5. Storing all seasonal decorations in airtight plastic bins

Dealing With a Pest Infestation During the Holidays?

During Halloween and other upcoming holidays, the last thing anyone has time to deal with is a pest problem. It’s crucial to learn how to prevent seasonal pests now before they make themselves at home in your property for the coming months. If you need assistance protecting your property or already have an infestation, contact the exterminators at Presto-X today!

Watch Out For These Creepy Pests This Halloween In Louisiana & Mississippi

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