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Occasional Invaders

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Every kind of pest is an uninvited pest, but the worst kind of pests are the occasional invaders. Occasional invaders are pests like sowbugs, pill bugs, centipedes, and millipedes for example. Occasional invaders are known to intrude when the weather is too dry outside, like the weather we have seen this summer, and they are looking for moisture outside. They also can intrude when there is too much moisture outside and they need to get away from the excess moisture.

How To Keep the Pests Out

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  • Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house. 
  • Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
  • Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles; some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows.
  • Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground

Information provided by www.pestworld.org

Earwigs are another very common bug to invade your home. Interestingly enough, earwigs got their name from a common myth that while you were sleeping, earwigs would crawl up and hide deep down inside your ear to keep away from the cold. Do not worry though! That is simply just a myth and all you have to worry about with earwigs is them crawling into your house through cracks in your home.

Your best defense from these unwanted pests is an exterior perimeter application but if they are already heavily infested in
your home then you would need to do an interior treatment along with an exterior one. Epcon Lane Pest Control offers boh of these treatments and is just a call away!