The changing of the seasons may provide a much-needed respite from the oppressive Florida heat, but sadly, there isn’t quite as much of a relief from pests trying to enter your home. On the contrary, as the air turns chillier, the warm interior of your home is going to seem increasingly inviting to various bugs and insects seeking shelter prior to the start of winter.

As a matter of fact, cockroaches are one of the most common fall pests, as they cannot typically survive in the colder temperatures and are likely to seek out the moisture that lies beneath your home and around your pipes. Exacerbating asthma and potentially carrying disease, the best way to fight this foe is to simply touch up on your home maintenance. Be sure to repair cracks and leaks around your property.

That being said, spiders are also going to encroach on your space for many of the same reasons. Plus, they’ll move inside in order to search for the various flies in your home that serve as a food source, as well as search for potential mates for their mating season. And beyond these creepy, crawling pests, you can also expect to see an increase in fleas, flies, and even stinkbugs. At the end of the day, if it’s prone to die in the winter, you’ll likely see it trying to get in.

Overall, the best way to ward off unwanted Autumnal visitors is to seal your home to the best of your ability—repair crevices and cracks, eliminate moisture and leaks, and store food in airtight containers. Finally, one of the best ways to protect your home is to contact Brandon Pest Control! Call us today to schedule your free inspection and ensure that you’re the only one to cozy up in your home for the fall season.