Fall and Winter Pests

Cold weather means cockroaches and spiders looking for warmth and dark places, even in the cleanest of homes. Call ASK Exterminators and we will be happy to put you on a pest control program to fight cockroaches and spiders.

You may also be experiencing ladybugs and boxelder bugs. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to fight them. Ladybugs are a nuisance, but are beneficial to our environment. Boxelder bugs are also a nuisance, usually attracted to boxelder, ash and maple trees. All you can do is vacuum them up. Fortunately, neither generally bites humans.

Now, let us speak about rodents. As the weather becomes cold, cold and colder, rodents will want to come into our homes for warmth. A good pest control program begins with exclusion. Rats need just a half-inch gap to enter while mice need just a 1/4 inch. You must block all entry points to prevent any rodents from entering. Stopping them from entering is the number one way to treat rodents.

However, if rodents have already gotten inside, we suggest trapping, because traps are easy to keep track of and dispose of once rodents are caught. Poison may work, but the culprit may die and decay in your home’s walls or attic, causing a foul odor for at least a week or so. 

ASK Exterminators will set traps to strategically catch those rodents inside your home. If needed, we’ll come back and remove the dead rodents. Visit us at www.askexterminators.com or contact us at 678-493-7378 for more information.

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