With cooler temperatures come pests

With cooler temperatures come pests

The cooler fall weather brings a lot of unwanted guests into our homes, places of business, and other buildings.

University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Rhonda Ferree says spiders, mice and insects all try to find shelter from the cold weather.

Ferree said the Asian lady beetles, which closely resemble a ladybug, can especially be a nuisance as the weather turns colder.

The best way to control pests and keep them out of your home is to prevent their entrance by caulking around windows and doors and at the top of the foundation, according to Ferree.

She said fall cleaning activities such as sweeping spider webs away from windows and corners and raking accumulated leaves and grass from the foundation help as well.
  
Ferree said being diligent in pest control will eliminate hiding places, eggs, and easy access for pests to get into your house.

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