Occasional Invaders

Occasional invaders are insects and arthropods that enter your home throughout the year when environmental conditions inside your home are more accommodating than outside. The largest problem with occasional invaders is being a nuisance! They can pinch, bite, eat houseplants, damage fabrics, cause stains and create foul odors.

Listed below are some of the most common occasional invaders in Austin homes:

  • pillbugs
  • sowbugs
  • centipedes
  • millipedes
  • beetles
  • silverfish
  • crickets>
  • mites
  • earwigs
  • Prevention and Protection from Occasional Invaders

    The first step in preventing occasional invaders out stopping their access in the first place. A-Tex Pest Management recommends caulking and sealing around entry points such as windows and doors. It is also a good idea to regularly inspect the leaves of houseplants for signs of pest infestations. Vacuuming often is also key as the dead bodies of insects attracts other pests to feed on them. Dead insect bodies, shed skin and secretions can also cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma and breathing difficulties in some people. Contact A-Tex Pest Management to provide a thorough inspection of your home’s perimeter, help identify access points and suggest a customized pest management plan to keep your home pest free year around.