Fall Pest Outlook for Knoxville and Chattanooga
September 6, 2017
The arrival of fall is celebratory event, but bugs and other pests can put a damper on the season. In addition to the new menu items and fall colors in the Smoky Mountains, fall brings rodent and overwintering pests indoors. Take a look at the fall pest outlook for Knoxville and Chattanooga.
Fall in Tennessee
Outsiders don’t understand that Tennessee has fall, too. In fact, we do fall well! Our first responders have bake sales, the orchards open up for apple picking, hayrides are running and the golfing couldn’t be any better.
Of course, we have better weather than most states during the fall months. The average fall temperature in Knoxville in the fall is 69-70 degrees for a high and in the mid-40's to low-50's for a low. We spend a lot of time outdoors to enjoy the season change, but pests have different plans. They head indoors when it gets colder at night. Overwintering pests in Knoxville and Chattanooga have their sights set on your home.
Common Fall Pests
Common fall pests in Knoxville and Chattanooga include:
When rodents and pests enter your home in the fall, they do so without you knowing. They are great at finding the best places to sneak in, hide, and in some cases, reproduce. Not all fall pest invaders damage belongings or introduce health risks, but rodents are a threat to both people and property, and are even a fire risk because they chew on wires. The bugs mentioned above are more of a nuisance but could stain fabric and may leave behind an unfavorable odor.
You Need a Fall Checklist
Before you head out to buy a fall-inspired coffee, revamp your wardrobe, or head out on a leaf-peeping tour in the Smoky Mountains, prevent pests from entering your home while you are gone.
Store your food in airtight containers, and clean up any spills in your home.
Vacuum your home and any bugs you see already.
Inspect your home for signs of rodent damage.
Seal holes and cracks around your home, in your basement, and/or the foundation.
Replace loose or worn weather stripping.
Inspect boxes from the shed, garage, or storage unit before you bring them indoors.
Move yard debris, wood piles, compost, and shrubbery away from the outside of your home.
Eliminate moisture in your home.
Put screens on doors, windows, and vents.
Call Allgood Pest Solutions for effective pest control services in Knoxville and Chattanooga.
Allgood’s home pest control programs are designed to keep bugs and rodents out all year-long and are tailored to the specific needs of our customers. When you choose our local company, you can count on our team to inspect and develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. Contact us today to learn more!