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Top 3 Fall Pests in Leesburg

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It’s back-to-school season! This means that, as you send your little ones marching off to a new school year, you may also see fall pests come marching into your home.

Here are four of the most common autumn pests to keep an eye out for this fall:

1. Rodents – Nothing starts a day off worse than waking up to mouse droppings in your kitchen. As the weather begins to cool, mice are going to be on the hunt for somewhere cozy to settle in for the winter, and they often find it in the walls of your home. Not only does this common pest pose a serious health risk, it can cause damage by gnawing on wires and building nests in your insulation.

2. Spiders – Spiders tend to lie low in the summer – the season between hatching and reproducing – but you’ll start noticing them more as the weather cools and they search for a warm place to lay their eggs. While most spiders in the area aren’t poisonous, many do bite, and all of them are masterful at creating unsightly webs in the corners of your home.

3. Roaches – Roaches are another pest that pose a serious health hazard. These nocturnal creepers contaminate your food, carry infectious bacteria, and sometimes cause allergic reactions in your family members.

To pest-proof your home this fall from these and other unwelcome seasonal invaders, be sure to seal up the cracks and crevices around your home’s exterior, store food in airtight containers, eliminate moisture where possible, and keep a tidy home – sweeping, wiping down countertops, and taking out the trash at least once a day.

For more recommendations on keeping your home pest-free all year long, contact the experts at Green Pest Services. Homework gets done faster when your home is safe and free from unwelcome, pesky intruders. Contact us today!