As the days grow colder during fall, these fall pest invaders begin to appear on the walls and windows of your home that seek warmth and shelter. As temperature drops various pests move indoors. These are the common fall invaders:
Ladybug or Asian Lady Beetle
Like many animals and bugs, ladybugs come indoors to escape the cold weather, hibernate, and potentially lay eggs. The most common places you might find them are in the doorway, window, or even inside the house. They tend to gather in large numbers, often around windows and light sources. Ladybugs are harmless and they don’t bite. Some people experience allergic reactions like sneezing and skin irritation when in close contact with ladybugs.
The brown marmorated stink bug or Halyomorpha halys named for its smelly odor, especially when stepped on. When a stink bug feels threatened, it releases a pungent substance from special glands, repelling nearly any predator that has a sense of smell. Similar to Asian lady beetles, Stink bugs will move into homes in the fall and winter. You can find them in your house, because stink bugs require a warm environment to stay active and alive.
Store bought insecticides are often ineffective. Reaching out to the professionals at Plank Termite and Pest Control who have the expertise, the tools, and the specialized treatments to create a protective barrier around your homes exterior.