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Fall is here, and so are Termites

bug-mapThe National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has released it’s “Bug Barometer” for the Fall and it forecasts a pest-filled season for the United States. In particular, the Southeast is said to be in store for high activity due to an extremely hot and humid Summer. These typical conditions paved the way for insects to develop faster than normal and can result in havoc for homeowners.

Termites should be of concern for all homeowners. They cause billions of dollars in damage every year. And this Fall, homeowners in the Southeast should be aware of higher activity through the Winter. Even though termites will not be visible until swarms begin in spring, they may be harvesting food and shelter during this time.

Of course, prevention is the best route and Brock Pest Control has many plans that can save any homeowner thousands of dollars in potential damage. And the best part? A free estimate is available from our team of experts.

With the Coming Fall, Pests Move Indoors

Even in Florida, the coming autumn could mean cooler temperatures and chilly nights. If you’re currently living in Florida, you might notice that the fall could mean pests beginning to enter your home. Pests are a huge problem for many homeowners all across the country, but the colder temperatures often have both bugs and rodents running for warmer temperatures, such as a nice warm house. Identifying, preventing and getting rid of these types of pests will help you to live more comfortably in your own home with your loved ones.

Some of the most common pests in the Florida area that could become a problem for you in the autumn would be rodents of all kinds, such as mice, racoons, rats and some others. As far as bugs, even they like to find warmer areas to nest for the upcoming winter. You might notice that ants, bed bugs, termites and even roaches become more of an issue for the house when temperatures outside begin to get a little more chilly than usual. It’s important to prevent these pests completely, and to get rid of the ones that you already have within the home.

Preventing pests from coming indoors requires you to know the perimeter of your home and to ensure that all cracks, holes and crevices are completely filled-in. Rodents can get underneath doors very easily, so covering these will prevent them from getting into the house. As far as bugs are concerned, you’ll want to get rid of garbage, a lot of junk piled up and old rotting wood that might be around the house. These are all breeding grounds for bugs and other pests, so getting rid of them is a good way to prevent any problems in the first place.

If you already have a pest problem or want to professionally prevent the pests from coming indoors, it might be time to call in a professional pest control company to remedy the problem for you. Professional pest control companies do an amazing job when it comes to getting rid of pests, providing pest control maintenance throughout the year and ensuring that prevention of a pest problem is taken care of on their own time.