Mosquitoes are the deadliest insect around! They come out during the summer, ready to suck the blood of unsuspecting victim after victim. Many of us fear going outside during the summer due to the pest. While we feel immense relief when the temperatures cool down and mosquitoes die off, do not think the worry of pests at your home is over. Many people mistakenly believe the summer season is the only time they should worry. In reality, the pests change but always threaten your home no matter the season. Take a look at this list of common fall pests in Sheffield and arm yourself with the knowledge to maintain a pest-free home.
- Stink Bugs: Stink bugs are especially active during the fall. As their name suggests, Stink bugs emit an odor if they’re squashed. Stink bugs don’t like it inside a home and try their best to get out. Death is usually the result if they do not find a way out of the home. That is where the problem starts since they create such a horrible odor and can die in inconspicuous places in the house.
- Kudzu Bugs: A type of stink bug, Kudzu bugs are olive-colored and measure about 4 mm in length. They come inside during the fall when soybean, their main food source, dies. They emit a yellow, foul-smelling odor that stains anything that it touches.
- Beetles: Beetles are usually harmless to people and pets and bring some benefits to the ecosystem. For example, beetles eat aphids and other pests that will feed on your garden plants. Asian lady beetles, however, emit a foul-smelling yellow fluid wherever they land. It stains clothing, furniture, and anything else they touch. Sometimes they bite.
- House Spiders: Spiders come inside during the fall when temperatures drop. You’ll likely see them in the corners of your home. The spiders usually are harmless but nonetheless not a welcomed guest in most homes.
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