There are many reasons many of us look forward to the fall: temperatures begin to drop, pumpkins make their appearance and stunning Arkansas foliage begins to flourish. One thing we don’t look forward to – those annoying pests looking for a place to get away from the cooler weather. Some of those pests will try to seek refuge in your Jacksonville, Benton, or Conway home. Have no fear; our team at Clark Exterminating is here to kick those pests to the curb.
So what exactly do you need to be on the lookout for this fall? We’ve taken the time to outline four common fall pests that you might find bunking at your place in the coming months:
Brown Recluse Spiders
These poisonous spiders seek refuge in dry, undisturbed places such as closets, garages, and cellars. They’ve been found in rarely-used clothes, in shoes, curtains, and inside the depths of your furniture.
The brown recluse has no interest in humans but will bite when it’s being threatened or accidentally touched. Here’s what to look for if you think there’s a brown recluse in your house: light brown legs and a dark brown, yellow or greenish-yellow oval-shaped abdomen.
These reddish-brown insects can scurry across a room in the blink of an eye. It’s helpful to know where to look for these disease-carrying bugs. Like most humans, cockroaches like to eat. They’re commonly found in the kitchen feasting on food particles you left behind from last night’s dinner. Another place you might not think to find cockroaches in the bathroom. Aside from food, roaches also enjoy the water, soap residue, discarded paper tissues, and skin and hair that’s been shed.
These little guys are the most common mammals in the United States. Finding a mouse in your house isn’t that big of a surprise, especially when the weather gets cooler. Mice invade 21 million homes in the U.S. each year and can eat up to 20 times a day despite their tiny bodies.
Though they might look cute and cuddly, mice can carry diseases. These little rodents can carry as many as 200 human pathogens!
Black Widow Spiders
Though these spiders aren’t exclusively found in the fall, the black widow is one bug you should be aware of year-round. These nocturnal creatures seek shelter in undisturbed objects, like the brown recluse. Sometimes these spiders can be transported to other places outside their natural habitat in fruit or plant shipments.
The black widow spider will bite if threatened, and their bites can pack quite a punch. Major muscle groups are affected, causing cramping and deep bruising.
Our experts at Clark Exterminating are here to help you prevent these unwelcome guests from making your North Little Rock, Malvern or Mayflower home their own this fall. Not only can we keep your house pest-free for the family, but we can also treat your yard to keep your furry family members safe. Stop by or give us a call at any of these central Arkansas locations: