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Overwintering Fall Invaders
As the nights and days turn cooler, outside insects such as spiders, the Asian lady beetle, brown marmorated stink bug, boxelder bug, elm leaf beetle, earwigs, millipedes, etc. begin to enter buildings with the intent of finding a sheltered place to spend the winter. When fall invaders get inside, some of them will die fairly soon due to drier indoor air, but others will end up in the attic, behind baseboards or in wall voids. Then the heat of your house or an occasional warm day in the winter may bring them out into the open where they may be seen crawling along baseboards or up walls. Mice are also looking for a warmer place to nest and only need an opening less than the size of a dime to gain entry into your home. Here are a few tips to help prevent entry.
As you are doing your fall yard work take a few minutes to check out the perimeter of your home's foundation.
- Caulk cracks around doors and basement or ground floor windows.
- Make sure window and door screens fit securely and screen outside vents.
- Install threshold sweeps and weather stripping on ground level doors, including garage doors.
- Move wood piles, compost piles, piles of leaves or grass clippings, or stacked boards or stones away from the foundation.
- Pull mulch away from foundation walls.
- Remove grass, weeds and ground cover plants that touch foundation walls.
- Drain standing water around the foundation.
- Trim any shrubs or tree branches that touch the roof or sides of the structure.
- Make sure any pet food or bird seed is stored in a sealed container, not just in the bag. Mice have an extremely good sense of smell and bird seed or pet food is a prime attractant.
We can do an exterior perimeter spray around your foundation, as well as adding some tamper resistant bait boxes to strategic entry places, such as inside your garage by the doors to help prevent these pesky fall invaders from being able to nest in your home.