Mastering Fall Pest Control

An Essential Guide to Seasonal Pest Management

As the leaves change colors and the temperature drops, fall brings with it a host of cozy moments and festivities. However, it also heralds the arrival of unwelcome guests in the form of pests. To keep your home and surroundings pest-free during the fall and winter months, we’ve compiled a concise yet effective pest control guide. Let’s explore common indoor and outdoor pests during this season and the best ways to prevent them.

Common Fall and Winter Indoor Pests:


  • Mice and rats often seek shelter indoors as temperatures drop.
  • Seal any cracks or gaps in your home’s foundation, doors, and windows.
  • Store food in airtight containers and keep your kitchen clean to deter rodents.


  • Spiders come indoors seeking warmth and shelter.
  • Regularly dust and vacuum your home to eliminate spider webs.
  • Seal gaps around doors and windows to prevent their entry.


  • Cockroaches thrive in warm indoor environments.
  • Fix leaks and maintain a dry environment, as roaches need moisture.
  • Store food securely, and keep your home free of crumbs and food debris.

Common Fall and Winter Outdoor Pests:


  • Ants enter homes in search of food during colder months.
  • Keep your home clean and store food properly.
  • Seal entry points, like cracks in walls, to block their access.

Wasps and Hornets

  • These stinging insects look for a place to shelter for winter – such as our homes.
  • Remove outdoor nests carefully or seek professional help if needed.
  • Seal openings and gaps in your home’s exterior.

Boxelder Bugs and Ladybugs

  • They gather on the sunny sides of homes as it gets colder.
  • Repair damaged screens and seal openings to prevent their entry.
  • Consider professional pest control if infestations are severe.

Pest Control Tips:

Regular Inspection

  • Inspect your home and property for signs of pest activity.
  • Early detection is crucial for effective pest control.

Proper Storage

  • Store firewood away from the house to prevent termite infestations.
  • Keep outdoor trash cans sealed to deter rodents.

Professional Pest Control

  • If pests become unmanageable, consider hiring a pest control service.
  • Terminix offers free home pest inspections and long-term pest control and prevention solutions for your peace of mind.

Worry Free Pest Control With Terminix! 

With fall’s arrival, pests may try to seek refuge in your home and outdoor spaces. However, by following these simple pest control tips and taking preventative measures, you can enjoy the beauty of the season without unwanted guests. 

Remember, Terminix is here to help with free home pest inspections and comprehensive pest control solutions to ensure your home remains a pest-free sanctuary all year round. Say goodbye to pests and embrace the beauty of fall and winter with confidence!