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Occasional Invader Identification & Prevention

What are occasional invaders?

Many different pests may be considered occasional invaders. What you need to know is that an occasional invader is any pest that doesn't make a habit of infiltrating your property but only does so during certain times of the year to stay warm or escape inclement weather and sometimes to find food sources.

Pests in your home that you should watch for in the area include bottle flies, boxelder bugs, camel crickets, centipedes, clothes moths, cluster flies, drain flies, fruit flies, Indian meal moths, kudzu bugs, pill bugs, silverfish, and stink bugs.

Are occasional invaders dangerous?

While most occasional invaders are fairly harmless in terms of venom and dangerous bites, these pests can still transport bacteria and pathogens into your property. Pests such as flies are known for spreading diseases and contaminating food sources. You may also struggle with moths invading food storage areas and destroying clothes, in addition to pests such as silverfish chewing through stored items, fabrics, and clothing. Stink bugs may leave unpleasant odors around your property, and boxelder bugs can soil items with their yellow-colored droppings.

Why do I have an occasional invader problem?

You most likely have an occasional invader problem on your property because you have many factors attracting these pests. Things like cracks around windows, doors, and the foundation of your home, lots of overgrown grass and foliage in outdoor areas, and moisture issues around your property are prime attractants to most occasional invaders looking for easy access to food, water, and shelter.

Where will I find occasional invaders?

Once occasional invaders enter your property, they can hide out in many places based on their preferences and pest type. You can find occasional invaders hiding in food storage areas, in boxes of stored items, inside drains, in trash cans, basements, garages, attics, and even hiding in walls.

How do I get rid of occasional invaders?

To get rid of occasional invaders, take steps to safeguard your property. Contacting Five-O Pest Control at the first sign of occasional invaders is the best way to defeat an infestation and ensure that your property doesn't experience any of the problems these pests can bring. Plus, professional pest control for occasional invaders takes the stress out of trying to treat these insects yourself and allows you to reclaim your peace of your mind with ease.

How can I prevent occasional invader Infestations in the future?

To prevent future infestations of occasional invaders, follow our tips below to protect your property against these pests.

  • Seal any cracks around your property's windows, doors, foundation, and roof to prevent occasional invaders from getting inside.
  • Use window and door screens, weatherstripping, and mesh over vented areas around attics and crawl spaces to pest-proof your property.
  • Keep outdoor areas clear of long grass, overgrown foliage, debris, and woodpiles to reduce harborage areas for occasional invaders.
  • Address moisture and drainage issues around the exterior and interior of your property to prevent pools of excess water and humid, damp areas from attracting pests.
  • Always store leftover food properly, dispose of trash promptly, and keep your property clean and decluttered to reduce its attractiveness to hungry pests.

Contact Five-O Pest Control for more information or to get started with a residential or commercial pest control plan today.

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