In this article, the author discusses some of the different pests that might be found in your facility during the fall and winter months.
Here’s Why Ants Are Spewing All Over Your Home
Fall and winter are the seasons when ants are most active. This is because these months are when food is plentiful and they have plenty of places to live. Ants are attracted to warmth, moisture, and a variety of smells.
One thing you can do to keep your home free of ants during the fall and winter is to clean up any food sources that they may be visiting. Ants will bypass clean food sources. You can also sprinkle sugar or other sugar-based products around areas where ants are seen congregating to discourage them from nesting.
If you see an ant hill, be sure to remove any dirt, pieces of wood, or other materials that may be attracting them. Keep your home clean and free of food sources so that ants will not be able to build nests in your home.
What to Do About Slugs and Snails
In the fall and winter, pests such as slugs and snails can become a problem. Here are some tips to help you deal with these pests:
1. Keep your yards clean. This will help to remove food sources for the pests, and it will also make it easier to spot them if they are present.
2. Use a Slug & Snail Killer. These products are designed to kill both slugs and snails, and they are safe to use around children and pets.
3. Seal any cracks or openings in your home that may provide access to pests. If necessary, use caulking or weatherproofing products to do this.
4. Contact a pest control company if you need assistance in dealing with these pests. They will be able to recommend the best strategy for dealing with them, and they will be able to treat your property as needed.
Here’s Why Pests Are Biting Your Plants This Season
This fall and winter, pests are biting your plants. What do these creatures want? Well, for the most part, they just want to survive. They need food to live, and plants are their primary food source. However, some pests attack plants for another reason-to cause damage.
Pests can cause significant damage to plants by eating their leaves, flowers, and fruit. They can also spread pests and diseases throughout your garden or yard. To protect your plants this fall and winter, take a few simple steps.
First, check your garden for pests before you buy new plants. If you find any pests on the plants you are considering purchasing, don’t buy them! Check local classified ads or online retailers for pest-free plants instead.
Second, use an Insecticide Aerosol to kill insects on contact. This type of pesticide is safe to use around pets and children, and it will kill most household pests.
Third, plant resistant varieties of crops if possible. Some varieties of crops are more resistant to pest damage than others. Choose resistant varieties of fruits and vegetables when possible-it will save you time and money in the long run.
Prevent Bed Bug Infestations
One of the most important things you can do to keep your home healthy during the fall and winter months is to prevent bed bug infestations. Bed bugs are small, brownish-gray insects that can live in any kind of warm environment. They feed on human blood, which makes them a major concern during the colder months.
The best way to prevent bed bug infestations is to get rid of any sources of potential breeding material, such as furniture that has stains or cracks from sustained use. You can also treat your mattress and box spring with a pesticide that is effective against bed bugs. Remember to use caution when using pesticides, as they can be dangerous if not used correctly. If you do notice an infestation, contact professional pest control for assistance.
Caution: Ants Aren’t The Only Ones to Watch Out For!
When the temperatures start to drop, it’s important to be on the lookout for pests. Ants are a common nuisance in the fall and winter, but there are other pests that you need to be aware of, too.
One insect that you need to watch out for is the freeze-thaw pest. This pest is caused by a condition called oscillating freezing and thawing. This condition causes ice to form on plant stems and leaves, and this ice damages the plant. The freeze-thaw pest can cause significant damage to plants in your garden, and it’s important to prevent it from happening.
Another pest that you need to be aware of is the apple maggot. This insect feeds on apples and can cause significant damage to trees and fruit crops. You can prevent apple maggot damage by spraying your trees with a pesticide before harvest time.
Be sure to check your property for pests before Fall arrives, and use the correct pesticides when necessary to keep your gardens healthy and bug-free during the cold months.