Occasional invaders, or insects which invade from time to time, can quickly become a nuisance in the right conditions. Boxelder bugs, centipedes, earwigs, house crickets, ladybugs, millipedes, pillbugs, silverfish, springtails and stink bugs are all considered occasional invaders. Taking some simple precautions can often help prevent these pests, but it may be helpful to contact a pest control professional if you experience a full infestation.
Here are some tips from the National Pest Management to keep occasional invaders out of your home.
- Seal cracks around windows doors, siding, utility pipes, and under wood fascia. Repair damaged window screens, door screens, and weatherstripping.
- Reduce moisture sites in your home, such as in garages, attics or crawlspaces.
- Remove landscape debris around the exterior of your home. Keep landscape properly maintained.
- Change bright outdoor lighting to yellow bulbs or sodium vapor lamps that are less attractive to these pests.
- Use a shop-type vacuum to remove occasional invaders. If you experience a stink bug invasion, make sure to throw away the vacuum bag after collecting these bugs.
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