Occasional Invader Identification & Prevention

About Occasional Invaders

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Some pests only seek out your home as shelter when living conditions outdoors become unfavorable for survival. These occasional invaders are quite a nuisance. Contact ProCare Pest Services for help identifying your home pest infestations  and total expert removal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Occasional Invaders

What are occasional invaders?

The term 'occasional invaders' refers to insects or arthropods that occasionally invade human structures due to unfavorable conditions outdoors. You are most likely to see occasional invaders invade during seasonal changes when the weather becomes inhospitable (too cold or dry) or a significant weather event such as a rainstorm. In general, occasional invaders can't figure out how to exit your home or business or find that they enjoy living in a safe, temperature-controlled environment and will stay put, causing problems.

Examples of the most common occasional invaders that invade human structures include:

  • Cave crickets
  • Grasshoppers
  • Earwigs
  • Silverfish
  • Scorpions
  • Fruit flies
  • House flies
  • Stink bugs
  • Boxelder bugs

Infestations of any of these pests can be problematic, so if you start to see an occasional invader or two on your property, reach out to ProCare Pest Services for help with identifying the insects and total removal before these nuisance pests take over your property.

Do occasional invaders cause problems?

While most occasional invaders are not known to bite humans, trigger allergic reactions, or pass along diseases, all types of occasional invaders may still be a nuisance when occupying your property. Depending on the species, the insects may fill your property with an unpleasant odor, leave behind stains on fabrics and surfaces, and be an overall unpleasant sight to encounter.

Additionally, occasional invaders such as scorpions are more dangerous due to the likelihood of stings, and insects such as house or fruit flies can spread bacteria and pathogens around your property, increasing your risk of illness.

For all these reasons, you should work hard to ensure your property is pest-proof and free of the factors that may attract occasional invaders indoors.

How do I get rid of occasional invaders?

If you want to keep occasional invaders out of your property and prevent them from ever starting an infestation, follow the prevention tips below:

  • Make sure to seal the cracks around your windows, doors, and foundation to stop pests from sneaking inside.
  • Keep exterior doors and windows closed whenever possible and invest in window and door screens and weatherstripping for extra security.
  • Fix drainage issues and leaks around your property to prevent pools of excess moisture from attracting pests.
  • Ensure that grass in outdoor areas is cut low and that you remove any yard debris to stop pests from being attracted to the exterior of your property, where invading interior areas is the easy next step.
  • Declutter interior areas often and consider using plastic, airtight containers for stored items, as these are harder for occasional invaders to get themselves into.

Should you find that occasional invaders have managed to make it inside despite your best prevention and control tactics, contact ProCare Pest Services for help identifying your Marietta pest problems and total expert removal of any occasional invader. Learn more about our residential and commercial exterminator solutions.

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