fall pests homeowners need to know

Fall Pests Homeowners Need To Know

The Fall season is one of the times pests like to invite themselves into your home in North Florida and South Georgia. But not just any pests, we’re talking about spiders, earwigs and even rodent problems. 

Many homeowners experience this unfortunate scenario but they must know what types of pest they’re dealing with before risking potentially harming themselves or their loved ones. 

That’s why we here at B&B Exterminating have created this helpful guide filled with all the information you need to identify the different types of pests that could invade your home, as well as steps on how to send them packing. Here is what Fall pests homeowners need to know to keep those pests out. Let’s get started!

Spider Identification

Spider identification is an important aspect of protecting your home from spiders. The easiest way to identify a spider is by examining the body. Finding Spiders crawling on your wall is an indication that they are most likely, regular visitors.

If you see spiders in your home, there might not be any damage or obvious openings in your home. Most are so small, they can be extremely difficult to find. Spiders can make their way into your home through the smallest of cracks and tears in screens.

Common Spiders in South Georgia / North Florida

Black WidowNOTE: Extremely dangerous and potentially lethal to humans. Black Widow spiders are small and have a red hourglass mark on their belly. Where there is one there are probably many more in your home. Contact B&B Exterminating immediately if you see this type of spider so we can inspect your home with the necessary equipment and keep you and your house members safe.

Common House Spider – This can be either the Long-Bodied Cellar Spider or what’s known as the American House Spider. They grow to about 3/16 to 5/16 inch wide. Normally harmless, but just one egg sac can contain hundreds of spiders.

Wolf Spider – Very quick and sometimes large. They grow up to 1.4 inches long and are not considered a threat unless you keep disturbing them. Wolf Spiders aren’t poisonous, but their bite can cause irritation.

Orb Weaver Spider – Not considered harmful to humans but their bite can pack an irritating and painful punch. The spider can range in size from one inch up to six inches or even larger. They are easily recognized by their long oblong bodies and very large webs.

Earwig Identification

Earwigs are not your typical insect, as they are often found in wet, dirty environments. They are small, measuring only about an inch or two long, and look something like crickets. They are very quick. 

Although they don’t bite, these bugs breed quickly and are very annoying. Earwigs are fairly common in most areas but are common in warm weather months. However, most people will encounter them during fall when homes get colder. 

That is why we find them most in bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry rooms where they can gather in large numbers. To identify an earwig, you can look for a dark-colored body with lighter-colored spots.

German Cockroach Identification

This critter may look familiar. It’s easily identifiable by the fact that it has an abdomen that curves underneath its back legs. It also has two long, slender legs that point upwards along its back. 

Cockroaches are essentially ravenous ants with legs and will stick to any surface like glue. They also crawl around the ground trying to find food. 

Cockroaches love warm and damp areas of a home, such as bathrooms and kitchen cabinets, toilets and drains. If they find the perfect spot, they won’t leave, and when they find their way into your home, they will feed on any food scraps left behind as well as any food that’s been left open.

Why B&B Exterminating Co. Should be Part of Your Fall Pest Prevention Plan

We hope you enjoyed this article about Fall pests homeowners need to know.

After helping over 40,000 customers solve their pest problems, you can bet that we at B&B Exterminating know all about how to get results. We’ve been solving pest infestations and concerns since 1938. 

In all of that time, we’ve never stopped learning about pests and we are always training our expert pest control technicians about the newest ways to keep pests away from your home. 
Contact B&B Exterminating today to solve your Fall season pest problems.