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Upstate Pest Control Fall Tips
Upstate Pest Control Fall Tips

We are almost at that time of year that the weather begins to get cooler and more pests and insects are searching for a warm place to stay.  Here is a list of the most common pests to be on the look-out for and a few Upstate pest control fall tips for your home.

Rodents (mouse/rats)

Rats and mice have been known to cause big problems both inside and outside your home, they can even carry diseases that can be transmitted to both humans and our pets!


Ladybugs are actually a type of beetle and while they look cute these beetles can be extremely difficult to remove from your home.


Spiders are of the peskiest of pests. This time of year is when spiders lay eggs and spin their webs. Spiders have the ability to lay eggs to a multitude of babies. In only nine egg sacs there can be more than 200 baby spiders.

Stink Bugs

While stink bugs do not pose much of a threat to you besides their unpleasant order, they can be difficult to remove from inside your home.

Fire Ants

Fire ants are known to become more active during the fall when the temperature is cooler. They build large mounds near your home and slowly enter through the cracks. Fire ants are known for the painful welts the leave behind on your skin after they sting you.

Here are a few Upstate pest control Fall Tips:

  • Direct water away from your house and use a dehumidifier to keep spaces like the garage and basement dry.
  • Keep your kitchen counters clean and food placed in airtight containers.
  • Store firewood away from the house.
  • Keep shrubbery near the house trimmed back and mulch away from the foundation.
  • Keep pet food in a airtight storage container.
  • Before bringing in storage boxes of decorations check the boxes for bugs outside.
  • Make sure to seal all cracks or openings to the home.

If you are already seeing unwanted pests inside your home contact your Greenville pest control company, MDE Pest Control today to learn more about our plans.

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