Oh fall! Hayrides, bonfires, apple picking, a trip to the pumpkin patch; these are just a few of the many things to look forward to in the autumn. But did you know that all of these festivities come with a risk of bringing home pests? Not to take the fun out of it all but if you are not cautious while picking apples or cozying up by the fire, you may end up with a home pest infestation that you did not see coming.
There are many different pests that are out and about looking for a warm place to overwinter during the fall. If they happen to hitch a ride home with you on your produce or clothing then they will surely take full advantage once they arrive back to your warm home. Here are some of the pests that you may pick up on the way home from your favorite fall activities:
If you are picking apples or pumpkins these pests may already be on your produce and then come home in the bags. If you are on a hayride or sitting at a bonfire it is likely that the pest will hop onto your clothing or shoes and come home with you that way. In either case, by introducing pests into your home they may end up causing you problems down the line. Some pests breed very quickly, some are tricky to get rid of, and some pose more serious threats to our health.
The best advice from the St. Louis pest control pros at Rottler is to be aware of what you are bringing home. Inspect your produce carefully before you leave and always inspect your clothing for any bugs or critters before you get into the car and head home.
If you are concerned that you have brought pests into your St. Louis home via your fall activities, then no need to worry. Rottler offers safe and effective removal of household pests no matter how severe the problem may be. Even better is Rottler’s ongoing pest protection with their Signature Protection Program. This offers homeowners peace of mind with routine inspections and preventive treatments to keep your home pest free throughout the entire year! To learn more about our pest control services in St. Louis, please contact us today!