Labor Day is past, and now is a time to enjoy the last fleeting days of summer. Perhaps you have one last barbeque planned, maybe a couple more trips to the lake, or a family camping trip. If you are like most people, you may be thinking that insects and other pests are only a problem during the hot summer months. But, unfortunately, this is not the case. Pests continue to be pests long after Labor Day, and some of them even get worse.
Squirrels are more of a pest as summer comes to a close. During this time, squirrels are fattening themselves up for the winter to come. But they don't just eat lots of nuts and seeds, they hide them as well, in places like your flower beds! And, if your home has entry points such as holes in soffits or ripped screens in the attic, they may find their way indoors and decide they'd like to stay where it is nice and warm for the winter.
Racoons also stay active in fall, and, as natural food sources become more scarce, they are more inclined to explore your garbage cans. They are very adept at getting into things and if they succeed at strewing your trash all over your property, this will attract other wildlife and insect pests as well.
Many stinging insects get more aggressive in the fall. Their summer work of feeding young is over and now their biggest focus is on getting a bite to eat for themselves. And they are very bold invading picnics, crawling all over drinks and plates, where people are more likely to be stung by coming into accidental, or not-so-accidental contact.
Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are still around and active in the fall. Though they may be fewer in number, they can still transmit dangerous illnesses, or simply ruin a fun day out.
Ants are notorious for ruining picnics. But if you are planning on having some get-togethers in your yard, understand that pest control can get those ants, plus a whole host of other pests, under control, so that you can enjoy these final days of summer unhindered by pests.
Yes, pests will still be around for the end-of-summer days but they will also be lurking far after this, in the fall and even winter months. If you have firewood stacked outside, it is possible that, when you bring wood in to make a lovely, crackling fire to enjoy, you may also be bringing in termites, spiders, and wood roaches. Now that is a lovely thought, isn't it?
Do you want to enjoy the last days of summer, and the fall, and the winter, without having to worry about all these pests, and a bunch more? Consider contacting Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions for year-round pest control. We are standing by to assist you.