Football consumes your Sundays, leaves are changing colors, giving you another yard chore, and your kids are now the school’s responsibility during the day…fall is [...]
Cooler nighttime temperatures make us all want to bundle up, especially Asian Lady Beetles and Boxelder Bugs. These fall invaders sneak into homes in the fall, stay the winter and then look to escape back outside in the spring.
There are a lot of things that can damage your home in winter: heavy wet snow on the roof, ice on gutters and eaves, expansion and contraction, and high winds. When winter weather conditions hit your home, you should be watching closely. There are many pests that don't hibernate and they are waiting to find a hole in your defenses--if they're not already chewing one. Here is a short list of pests and what they are hoping winter weather will do to your house.
Exclusion. Have you heard the term? Do you know what it means? Well, the golden age of Pesticides is behind us. Pest companies no longer come to your house and douse everything--including your bed--in a heavy coating of pesticides. Though this method was highly effective at killing bugs, it did a pretty good job of making humans sick too. In this modern day, pest control companies rely on a worldwide database of pest information to "exclude" pests from your home. Think of exclusion as a sort of cold shoulder. If we were talking about a human pest, exclusion would come in the form of, perhaps, not answering the door, not returning a phone call, or putting a lock on the door.
Shane McCoy, director of quality and technical training, visits NBC 15 in Madison to show viewers how to seal up their homes to prevent overwintering pests.
They come every fall. You can almost set your watch to them. The insects and wildlife around your home are going to start breaching your walls. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. Hang with me for a few short minutes, and I'll tell you what critters to expect, and how to deal with them
It’s already cooling down and it won’t be long before the snow flies in Milwaukee, Madison and throughout Wisconsin. Right now insects, rodents and other pests are making their way indoors in search of the ideal overwintering site and your home or business may suit their needs.
Ants, spiders, mice, box elder bugs and other pests are common fall pest problems and may, depending on the pest, go unnoticed or cause damage inside your structure that could lead to fire hazards and expensive repair bills. To prevent pests from invading your Wisconsin home or business, Wil-Kil Pest control, a Wisconsin pest control company, would like to offer property owners and managers some suggestions for pest-proofing.