Seasonal invaders are insects that sometimes enter your home or structure even in large numbers. These pest problems can sometimes cause a big pain. Some frustrations of these occasional invaders are biting, pinching, foul odors, ruining plants, furnishings or fabrics.
Whether they’re insects, mites or arthropods, seasonal invaders typically live and reproduce outdoors. They invade structures when conditions indoors are better for them than outdoors. It is important to know the conditions that fire up invasions of unwanted pests.
Both millipedes and centipedes love to live in damp places. Particularly, in rocks, logs, leaves and mulch. However, when conditions aren’t right in wooded areas. The millipedes, in large numbers, sometimes go on mass journey and enter homes.
In response, exclusion is the first step to prevent all seasonal invaders. Exclude them by using caulk, concrete, and screens. Also, seal cracks in a structure’s exterior. Additionally, check entry points for cracks present in foundation walls, around windows and doors.
Changing their dwelling is another vital control method. Moreover, moving rocks, gravel or other material by 2 feet to 4 feet from the foundation. Places a barrier between invaders and the structure. Natural goods, like leaves, mulch, and grass keep moisture which draws pests. Furthermore, these valuable goodies provide food and shelter.
Chemical products (pesticides) application are an option, however consider this after other methods fail. Baits, dusts and granular formulations, are necessary when he invasion becomes a battle.
In most cases, the most effective approach is outdoor pesticide treatment for control of seasonal invaders. These involve residual pesticides applied to the grass and around the foundation. Sometimes around points of entry. Additionally, place around doors, window frames, and vents.