From rodents and wildlife to many species of insects, there are a lot of pests that can invade your home. Many of these pests, such as bed bugs, are concerns all year round. However, there are insects known as “occasional invaders” that only become a problem during a certain time of the year.
The term 'occasional invaders’ is a general name for a group of insects and pests that can invade your home from time to time. These types of pests are actually more of a nuisance than anything, and there is typically little danger associated with them. However, occasional invaders are known for congregating in large numbers, which can become a problem if they come indoors.
Occasional invaders are active year-round and are found predominantly outdoors. As a homeowner, you may notice these types of pests more inside your home during the cooler months, especially in the fall. When the outdoor weather becomes detrimental to their survival, occasional invaders look to come indoors.
There are many types of occasional invaders. Below we break down a few of the most common occasional invaders found in residential properties.
At Ehrlich, we have methods that will help stop infestations of occasional invaders. We have a very thorough process where your specialist will identify the type of pest, develop the right treatment plan, and treat the exterior and interior areas that occasional invaders might find attractive.
There are some things that you can do around your home and property to prevent an invasion from occasional invaders like those listed above. These include:
- Inspecting your property for cracks, holes, or other potential entry points and sealing any openings with caulking
- Sealing window and door frames tightly and repairing any damaged screens
- Installing door sweeps if you have any gaps beneath any doors, including the garage door
- Running a dehumidifier in damp and humid areas of the home, like basements and bathrooms
- Thoroughly inspecting any plants brought in from outdoors
The best way to get rid of most occasional invaders in your home is to use a vacuum to sweep them up and then empty the vacuum into a sealed garbage bag to prevent them from returning. Some of these pests, like boxelder bugs, omit an odor when squished, which is why it is better to get rid of them with a vacuum.
If you experience an influx of any of the species listed above, it is important to contact us right away. You can stop an invasion before it gets too severe.
Contact Ehrlich today at 1-800-837-5520 to learn more about how we can help prevent and get rid of occasional invaders in your home or business.