Pests that Invade Your Home in Fall
Learn about some of the pests that try to invade your home when the weather starts to turn cold in fall.
As it starts to become chilly in the fall, insects like stink bugs and Asian lady beetles begin to seek out warmth. With its shelter from cold winds and rain and furnace-fed warmth, your home is just the place these pests have in mind. In order to stop them from entering your living space, it's important to take steps to pest-proof all of the places they could get in.
The Top Home Invaders
Here are some of the pests that look to move inside when outdoor temperatures start to drop.
How to Kill & Prevent Fall Invading Pests
The best way to combat these pests in your home is to stop them from coming inside in the first place. In late summer, repair or replace worn-out weather-stripping around doors, mend holes in window and door screens, and seal other cracks and crevices around your home’s foundation. Create a bug-barrier by applying Ortho® Home Defense® Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter2 around doors, windows, other entry points, and around the perimeter of your home. Before bringing any plants indoors for the winter, carefully inspect them for hitchhikers.