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What are occasional invaders?

Many of the pests homeowners are concerned with and need to protect their homes against are a year-round, daily threat.

Other pests live most of their lives entirely outside, content to feed and breed outdoors, and only occasionally find their way into our homes and businesses!

Typically, unsuitable living conditions drive occasional invaders indoors, such as dry weather, heavy rains, cold temperatures, and scorching temperatures. In Southern California, there are three types of occasional invaders that regularly find their way into our structures:

  • Silverfish
  • Earwigs

Are occasional invaders dangerous?

Though annoying to have living around or inside of our homes in large numbers, occasional invaders aren't pests that are considered extremely dangerous. They don't spread pathogens that make people seriously ill, nor are they aggressive. However, they are not entirely innocent; their presence does bring with them some problems.

  • They spread bacteria from their legs and bodies to surfaces in our homes.
  • Occasional invaders sometimes get into and contaminate pantry items stored within our home. 
  • Some will chew on and damage fabric items like clothing, furniture, blankets, and rugs.

Why do I have an occasional invader problem?

If your home can provide occasional invaders with moisture and shelter, they will take advantage. When living outside in your yard, at some point, they will likely see your home, garage, or other outbuildings as a place of refuge. Occasional invaders will take advantage of any space they come across, with some of the most common points of entry listed below:

  • Cracks in the foundation and exterior walls
  • Gaps in the foundation
  • Damaged trim
  • Space under doors
  • Loose or torn screens
  • Vents and spaces around wires and utilities moving in your home

Where Will I Find Occasional Invaders?

Many of the places where occasional invaders like to gather you'll find in most Southern California yards. Typically these pests prefer to live in damp, dark areas making mulch, flowerbeds, gardens, landscaping ties, and spaces under decks and trash cans popular hangouts.

When occasional invaders move indoors, they move to areas that mimic their outdoor environment. Our kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and crawl spaces are common hideouts for these pests. Homeowners often come across silverfish, beetles, and earwigs under sinks, in cabinets, around tubs, and in boxes, closets, or stacks of books or newspapers.

How can I prevent occasional invaders in the future?

"Better For You. Better For The Planet." Trust Pacific Shore Pest Control to solve your pest problems. On top of our pest control services, help guard your property against occasional invaders with the help of our easy to execute pest prevention tips.

The best way to prevent problems with occasional invaders is to check over your home's exterior and seal any openings or spaces you discover.

  • Repair roof damage, caulk spaces at roof intersections, and repair damage along roof eaves.
  • Make sure weatherstripping around windows and doors is intact. 
  • Caulk cracks that develop in your home's foundation.
  • Make certain screens are tight-fitting and free of rips and tears.
  • Place screens or another type of cover over vents and chimneys.
  • Seal spaces around wires, cables, and other utilities entering your home.

How do I get rid of occasional invaders?

Pests should never be a part of your household, even on an occasional basis! The best way to maintain a pest-free home throughout the year is to partner with a trusted local professional familiar with your region and the pests that call it home. At Pacific Shore Pest Control, we want to help you protect what matters most to you: your family and your home from pests. We provide pest control services to eliminate insects and our area's other common pests through our green and organic pest control solutions.

Guarding people against pests, delivering eco-friendly pest solutions in Orange County, and providing exceptional customer service are our top priorities! If you live in Orange County and want to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control and prevention services, reach out to Pacific Shore Pest Control today!

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