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Pest Control Now for Happier Holidays

Austin Area Pests | October 1, 2019

Rodent control before the holidays

What’s bugging you? During October and November, the pest control scene changes. The focus is more on indoor pests than outdoor pests. As the summer season ends, so does the massive amount of food available outdoors. The cooler weather also means that pests that overwinter begin to look for a place to crash during the winter and early spring months. What does that mean for homeowners? It means more indoor pests for the next season or two.


Nobody needs a mouse in the house during the holidays. Not only is there a mess to clean up but the potential for damaged food grows. A single mouse can produce enough babies over the next few months to run you out of your home. Not only do you have the one female, but her daughters become able to breed quickly, and you will have to live with all of her grandbabies and great grand mice.

Roof Rats are another prime “guest” for fall and winter. You will hear them in the wee hours of the morning running across the ceilings. Holiday guests won’t be impressed by their speed or size. They sound like they weigh ten pounds, and their fighting is loud. Like mice, they have the potential to eat food and leave messes.


These are perhaps one of the world’s most disgusting insects. Cockroaches eat dead things and then scurry across your kitchen floor. They can also be quite large, especially where food is abundant. Cockroaches are opportunistic. If their population becomes too large, some of them move on to find food. If you live in a multi-family dwelling, then the cockroaches in your neighbor’s apartment or condo will happily move in with you. Now is the time to start pest control services to control cockroaches.


Most fleas lay a ton of eggs and then die when it gets cold. That is why in the spring your lawn seems to be full of fleas. A few will overwinter in your home, in the rugs, on the pets, or lay eggs in your home. The thing about homes is that they do not get as cold as it does outdoors. All of the heat is a beacon for pests, and fleas love to be warm. Fall is the perfect time to spray for fleas and to treat the area around your home too.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are horrible. They are one of only a few insects that evolved to prey on humans. They eat your blood. House guests can bring them; the kids can bring them home from school, your family might bring them in their suitcases, you might bring them back from vacation.

All of these pests make an appearance for the holidays, starting with Halloween – fitting. Right now through the rest of Autumn is the time to deal with them. Reach out to us for a quote or to arrange a home inspection. We offer ongoing services or emergency one-time pest control services throughout the greater Austin Area area.

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