November Pest Outlook for Byran and College Station
The outlook for November around Bryan, Texas, is cooling down. That means many of the pest insects will die off, eliminating many of the summer’s pests. What’s on the horizon for pest issues around Bryan and College Station during November? Keep reading as we walk you through the most significant pest issues for November.
Say Good Night to Many of the Reptiles.
November should pretty much put an end to snake issues as the colder nights will drive them into hibernation and denning. Many other slitherers will also call it a winter. That means fewer lizards.
Say Good Night to the Creepy Crawlies
The outdoor spider population should be pretty much over in November. The cold weather is a time when two things happen with spiders. Some species die during the colder winter months, leaving nothing around but their egg sac. Some spiders, like the Black Widow, live for many years. She will find a place to overwinter and may remain active and ready for prey. Some insects will be just fine indoors, like the cockroach, and she will wait for those. Be careful and alert if you have to move boxes, lumber, and such, during the fall and winter because those locations make a perfect overwinter spot for spiders.
Indoors, spiders may slow down but remain active.
Say Hello to More Rodents
Rodents displaced by cold and wet weather will be on the outlook for warmer and dryer places to call home. That means more mice and rats. Expect attic infestations and visible signs of smaller rodents in the kitchen, around the washer and dryer, and pantry.
Say Hello to Winterized Insects
The winter pest insects are almost always indoors. On warmer days, you might encounter mosquitos. Indoors cockroaches are the “big” issue. Other insects to be aware of include ants, termites, and bed bugs. Surprisingly, winter is a typical time to “invite” bed bugs home with you. Many of us travel during the holidays, friends and family may come to stay – All that travel means bed bugs are on the move too.
Generally, ants slow down during the colder months. They’ve spent all summer stocking up to lay low until the food is abundant again. You could see ant infestations throughout the holidays, especially if the weather warms.
Say Hello to Birds and Bats
Many species of birds and bats head toward Texas to overwinter. That means more potential for birds or bats in fireplaces, vents, attics, and wall spaces. Hopefully, you’ve checked the vent covers, secured the attic, and ensured that siding is securely in place.
Overall, November is a turning point for a quieter time of year for pest issues. We expect to remain busy with those pests that stay active and with our preventative pest programs. You can learn more by giving us a call. We are happy to answer your question or help you resolve pest issues. We provide comprehensive pest control services throughout the Byran and College Station Communities.