Insects and rodents go through stages throughout the year. There are times when pests can be independent but as Fall weather settles in, it is easy to lean on their human neighbours. In the same way that a drop in temperature signals that Canadians should go sweater shopping, it lets bugs and wildlife know that they need to plan ahead for a cold snap. This means that they will be looking for a new living space - yours!
It is impossible to predict when pests will strike, and that is why property owners should always be prepared. One of the primary ways that uninvited guests sneak in is through opened doors and windows. It’s always nice to let the breeze in, but without screens, these are an opened invitation for spiders, ants, roaches and even mice. Putting screens up around windows and securing door frames are first steps toward a pest-free environment but they aren’t the only entry points around.
Mice and rats are common houseguests throughout colder months but wasps and pigeons aren’t strangers to squatting, either. If scurrying or slithering pests are difficult to manage, then flying pests are even worse. It might only take a second for insects to creep indoors but it can take weeks - or months - to get rid of them without the proper help. Professional pest and wildlife services are available to handle existing infestations or act as preventative measures.
Unwelcome visitors aren’t just active at one point of the Fall season but creep and crawl all throughout the year. Because there is no rest for a rodent, routine maintenance can benefit commercial and strata properties. With so many places to sneak in, there is bound to be an infestation at one point, but quick action can make all the difference.