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Scientists utilize the classification “occasional invader” to describe episodic insect infiltration of commercial and residential settings. The ladybug, stinkbug, beetle, earwig, cluster fly, and box elder bug make up this insect classification. These insects hibernate throughout the winter season, which is why they invade homes beginning in late fall.
Overwintering pests utilize access points, such as small cracks, crevices, sewage pipes, and electrical wiring openings. Once inside the home, the insect initiates a search for a dark, warm, safe, and humid place to stay until winter is over.
Insects that fall within the occasional invader classification include the following:
Why Is My Home Under An Occasional Invader Attack?
Because its vulnerabilities were exposed by no other than the overwintering pest. Building vulnerabilities are tiny cracks and crevices in the home’s foundation, around windows, underneath garage doors, and in attic vents.
Do Occasional Pests Transmit Diseases Or Parasites?
The insect species that make up the occasional pest classification have not been linked to infections, viruses, and parasites in humans. These insects have been coined “nuisance pest” because they are so annoying. The overwintering pest’s main goal is to get indoors before winter sets in. When insects hibernate outdoors, their bodies are exposed to extremely cold temperatures for at least three months. The insect’s body breaks down stored fats and nutrients in place of regular meals.
What Is The Best Pest Control Strategy To Combat Overwintering Pest Infestations?
When you are left dealing with an overwintering pest infestation, you have to set down and weigh your options. Portland consumers have access to several pest control options – professional, conventional, fumigation, eco-friendly, and organic. We leave this very important decision up to the client and other household members. If we are asked to intervene, we will always recommend our professional pest management because it has proven time and time again to be effective in combating a broad range of pest infestation.
When Will The Exterminator Perform The Occasional Invader Inspection?
It really depends on your schedule and the exterminator’s workload. Submit your pest inspection request to our local Portland office. The request will be processed and an appointment scheduled for the inspection. You can request the inspection to take place on a specific date while the household members are scheduled to be away from the home.
We can generally dispatch a licensed exterminator out to a client’s home or business within 24 to 48 hours of the initial request.
Is Pest Control Pesticide Harmful To Humans?
Conventional, chemical-based, pesticides do contain chemicals that pose health and environmental risks. To combat these issues, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and exterminators nationwide have joined forces to combat pesticide-related environmental damage. Proper storage, handling, and transportation of these products are vital to the environment and humans.
We heed the manufacturer’s guidelines to stay on the right side of the law.
What Is The Best Pest Control Strategy For Occasional Invader Prevention?
The best pest control prevention is one that targets the impacted home’s vulnerabilities, family routine, and the pest’s behavior. Professional, over-the-counter, organic, eco-friendly, and chemical-based are just a few examples. Other pest prevention tips include:
- Develop cleaning schedule that targets problem areas
- Minimize humidity in problem areas by installing vents and dehumidifiers
- Close off all potential access points with waterproof sealant and caulk
- Repair and update damaged sewage and plumbing pipes
- Inspect all incoming packages, including grocery bags to prevent insects from being carried into the homemade
- Reposition potted plants in pest-free areas
Our pest control services target occasional invader species by eliminating access points and improving the home’s pest barrier.