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5 Most Common Home Pests of Autumn to Watch Out For

September 3, 2019

The warm summer nights might be gone, but if you thought the pests die with the summer heat, you’re wrong. Unfortunately, cool autumn days aren’t enough to deter pests from entering your home and waging war on your peace of mind. If you’re unsure of what to look for, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 5 of the most common pests to watch out for this season.

1. Rodents
Just like you, rodents and mice are looking for a warm place with unlimited amounts of food to spend the colder months. Rodents are capable of squeezing through even a dime-sized hole in your foundation, wall, or baseboard. To help prevent their arrival, store food in airtight containers and seal up any holes before the snow starts to fall. If any of these nasty critters sneak through your defenses, contact the experts at Platinum Pest Control for a free estimate!

2. Stink Bugs
While these pests aren’t terribly dangerous, they are annoying and pack a smelly punch. Remove them from your home by using a cup or plastic container. The best way to prevent a stink bug invasion is to hire a professional pest control service.

3. Bed Bugs
There is no doubt bed bugs are nasty to deal with. These pests are notorious hitchhikers, which means if you see one, there are most likely many more. The best way to prevent bed bugs is to thoroughly check your belongings before you leave any area where you suspect there to be bed bugs. If you spot these bloodsuckers in your home, contact us immediately!

4. Ants
Though these pests pose problems in the summer, ants are an issue year-round. To prevent an invasion in your home, regularly sweep floors and counters to be sure they’re free from food crumbs. Seal up small cracks on the outside of your home where you think they may be able to enter. And be sure to contact us if you see a line of ants trotting across your counter!

5. Cockroaches
Cockroaches spread 33 different kinds of bacteria and can trigger asthma attacks in children. These pests don’t usually come out in the daytime, so if you have spotted one, chances are there are many more you can’t see. If you do see a cockroach, call us right away.

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