What Are the Worst Late Summer Pests?

August 30, 2021

Now that summer is beginning to wind down, you might have noticed some increases in the number of pests both inside and outside your home. While some pests are more noticeable during the fall, winter and spring, there are several late summer pests that are far more active as the seasons transition from summer to fall. Keep reading to learn more about late summer insects and find out how to avoid pest issues during the final weeks of summer.

Here are a few common late summer pests you might notice at this time of year:

  • Spiders: Most spiders are relatively harmless, but some have nasty bites that can cause serious injuries. Spiders typically mate in September, so most homeowners notice an influx of spiders in their homes during the late summer and early fall. Spiders are excellent climbers and can build webs virtually anywhere, so it can be difficult for homeowners to keep them out when their populations climb in the late summer. One of the best ways to keep spiders out of a home is to clear away clutter where spiders can build their webs.
  • Stink bugs: Stink bugs hibernate during the winter months, so they often spend the late summer searching for a place to hide out as the weather begins to turn colder. Stink bugs are very good at sneaking into homes by finding small gaps in weatherstripping, around windows or through chimneys. Taking some time to reinforce worn weatherstripping and patch any access points around your home is a great way to keep all kinds of insects, including stink bugs, out of your home while the weather cools off.
  • Rodents: As the weather cools down and winter approaches, rodents of all kinds begin searching frantically for reliable sources of food, water and shelter to help them make it through the cold winter months. Rodents are masters at getting through even the smallest access points in homes, so it can take a lot of reinforcement for homeowners to keep them out. One of the best ways to avoid rodents during the late summer is to clean up all food in the home and make sure there aren’t any food sources that might be attracting rodents.
  • Cockroaches: Like many other late summer pests, cockroaches migrate inside as the weather gets colder. Because cockroaches mate indoors, it only takes a couple of cockroaches migrating inside a home to establish an infestation. Keeping clutter to a minimum is the best way to avoid a cockroach infestation in your home.

Getting rid of late summer pests

If you’re having problems with late summer pests, reach out to the team at Crist Termite and Pest Solutions, Inc. for help. Our experts have been providing comprehensive pest control services to home and business owners throughout the area since 1950, and we are proud of our decades-long reputation of offering effective pest control solutions. No matter what your needs may be, our team has the experience and knowledge to help. Call us today to request a service appointment to tackle your pest problem.

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