During the late summer months, many pests in the Castle Rock area are keeping a close eye out for warm, dry places to settle down for the winter — making homes the ideal location for them. We know that this scenario is less-than-ideal for you, though, which is why we are going to be going over a few pests that like to make their way indoors during the late summer and fall months so you can keep an eye out for them and prevent a full-blown infestation from occurring. If you do notice any signs of these (or any other) pests in or around your home, give our professional pest control technicians a call at High Country Pest Control in Castle Rock today.
Rodents like mice and rats start preparing for winter early and begin to become aggressive in their pursuit of food during the late summer months. They start stockpiling resources, dig burrows for themselves, and — unfortunately — sneak into homes to get these things. The earlier that rodents can find a dry, warm, and dark place to stay during the winter months, the better, so keep an eye out for these furry creatures as the sun starts setting earlier in Castle Rock.
Oh, yes — the beloved spider. These pests begin mating right around early September every year. Because adult spiders need to stay warm in order to survive long enough to lay their eggs in the spring, they need to find shelter. This often ends up being inside of homes, and due to the fact that a lot of their prey is fleeing indoors before the cold winter months, homes begin to look really appealing to spiders this time of the year.
This is another pest that needs a warm place to stay for winter and is small enough to fit through gaps underneath doors and windows or cracks in your foundation to get into your home. They prefer to be in dark, moist places like attics or basements. Check out these areas every so often in order to make sure that you don’t have a centipede infestation, and if you do, the Castle Rock team at High Country Pest Control is here to help.
Cockroaches cannot survive freezing temperatures and prefer temperatures right around 70 degrees, which is the average temperature of many homes. This makes houses the perfect spot for cockroaches to hide out during the late summer months before winter approaches, and it is crucial to catch these pests early if you spot them in your Castle Rock home due to the fact that they are known to settle in with their families indoors after their eggs hatch. Be sure to give our pest control professionals a call at High Country Pest Control in Castle Rock if you notice any signs of cockroaches in your home.
By knowing what to look out for, you will be much more likely to put an end to a pest infestation when there is one or two rather than when there is an entire family of pests. If you are noticing any signs of pests in or around your home, give us a call at High Country Pest Control in Castle Rock today for a consultation and free estimate.