Although it’s essential to tackle pest control all-year-round, some pests can appear in larger numbers as the weather changes from one season to another. For instance, several types of these unwanted houseguests tend to invade your home during the fall season. In Florida, you may have to deal with the creepy critters that are listed below.

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Pests That Florida Homeowners Need to Watch Out for During the Fall

Rodents

We’re talking about mice and rats that have the uncanny ability to chew through anything. These pests can contaminate your food, cause structural damage to your home, as well as your wiring. As soon as the outdoor temperatures drop during the fall, rodents would stop at nothing to find their way indoors. 

Aside from the fact that these can multiply quickly, they can also transmit various types of diseases through their fur, dander, urine, droppings, and saliva. These critters may harbor some of the diseases that include hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, Lassa fever, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, bubonic plague, Omsk hemorrhagic fever, tularemia, and more.

Rodent infestation signs include rustling noises in walls or attics, strong and unpleasant odors from their urine, spotting mice or rat droppings on the floors near the baseboards, or the kitchen. 

Ants

Various ant species call Florida their home. When the weather cools down during the fall, these pests tend to invade homes in their search for food, water, and warmth. Don’t be surprised if you spot ant trails along your walls, windows, driveway, kitchen, and even your bathroom. 

These pests live in colonies that are comprised of thousands of individual members. If you can’t find these colonies in your landscape beds, they may take up residence inside timber near your house. Although they don’t cause diseases, ants can be a nuisance, and some species may damage the wooden structures in your home.

Protect Your Home Today!

If you want to keep your Florida home pest-free, call the experts at O’Hara Pest Control to schedule your inspection.

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