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Overwintering Pests Make Another Appearance

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Now that the weather has started to warm up, have you noticed some of those pests from the fall re-emerging inside your home? Pests like lady bugs and stink bugs in NY may have come into your home to find protection from the late fall weather. They are now waking up from their winter slumber, ready to get back outdoors. We get a lot of phone calls from concerned homeowners that are sick and tired of fighting those bugs by spring. Unfortunately, besides squishing every bug you find (which can often be a LOT!), there is not much you can do to get rid of these pests in the spring. The very best time to act against the pests that want to overwinter inside your home is right before fall arrives in the late summer. That’s when you should be giving the Westchester county pest control pros at Parkway Pest Services a call for a fall preventative treatment. Luckily, there are still a few prevention tips we can offer you to employ over the summer to help reduce the number of overwintering pests that make it into your home this fall.

  • Make sure that your home is tightly sealed. Pests like stink bugs and lady bugs will be looking to get into your home through any small holes they can find. Patch up holes or seal them with caulking silicone to eliminate possible entry points.
  • Install screens in doors and windows; make sure they fit very tightly and are free from holes.
  • Never leave doors or windows open during the summer unless there is a screen in place.
  • Install yellow lights to use for exterior lighting. Insects are less attracted to yellow lights.

Fortunately, these pests are mostly just nuisance pests and aren’t known for spreading diseases or harming people or animals. If you have had a significant population of these pests inside your home, you know how frustrating they can be to have around. At Parkway, we get a lot of phone calls from people that want to know “Why are there stink bugs in my home?” And our very best answer has been because somehow, they are finding a way indoors. If you have blocked up all possible entry points and you are still finding that insects like stink bugs and lady bugs are getting into your home, it’s time to call in the big guys! The pros at Parkway have been dealing with overwintering pests for many years. We’ve been in the pest control business since 1932! Our many experienced and knowledgeable pest management professionals can help you prevent these pests from finding a way into your home.

Give us a call to learn more about fall services for protecting your home from overwintering pests. We can also tell you about how our year round services are the best way to keep your home pest free all year long! Contact us today in Westchester, CT, Long Island and the Five Boroughs to schedule your first appointment.