Autumn is fast approaching. Temperatures are dropping, schools start back in two weeks, and Starbucks have started advertising pumpkin spice lattes. It’s a great time of year. However, there are many pests that feel the same. Here are the 5 most common pests in Autumn.
1. Rats are one of the most common pests in Autumn
Rats are typically active year-round. However, rat activity steps up in Autumn. Decreasing temperatures and dwindling food supplies cause rats to head indoors. A food source will initially attract them to a property. So to avoid a rat infestation this fall, be sure to follow these tips.
It is no surprise that mice are one of the most common pests in Autumn. Mice do not like the cold. And can fit through the smallest of crevices. Therefore, they can easily infest homes and businesses. Getting rid of mice isn’t easy once they are settled. So now is the time to make sure your home is mice-proof.
Squirrel infestations peak in late Autumn. As this is the time of year that they begin storing food. In areas like Dublin, with a very high squirrel population, competition for food and shelter is rife. Therefore, squirrels leave parkland areas in search of other food sources. And places to nest. Squirrels are not shy about setting up nests in homes. Especially attics.
Spiders are one of the more commonly sighted pests in Autumn. This is because spiders do not like cold weather. In fact, many spiders cannot survive the cold. Therefore, as the temperatures begin to drop in Autumn, they tend to try and move indoors. In search of warmth.
Wasp activity in early Autumn is widespread. However, this always comes as a shock to people. As bees and wasps are typically considered summer-only pests. Wasp nests grow and thrive during summer. So by Autumn, they are at peak numbers. One nest could contain thousands of wasps. And in Autumn, they become more aggressive. This is because the colony is starting to break down. So the wasps no longer have to work to grow the nest. They develop an every man for themselves attitude. And their main focus becomes survival.
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