Why are Pests Attracted to Your Home?
Not all pests are immediately harmful, but it’s never fun to encounter a pest in your home. But, unfortunately, pests like many of the same things we do—warmth, water, sugary snacks, leftovers. All it takes is a small crack in the siding, or an open window without a screen, for bugs and rodents to sneak inside.
Why are Pests Attracted to Your Home? (Cont'd)
The best way to prevent a home infestation, though, is to keep pests from entering in the first place. Instead of worrying about bugs every day, trust an Aptive Environmental Specialist to apply protective treatments to your home each season.
How to Keep Pests Away from Your House
The main reason pests enter homes is the smell of food. Rodents, pantry pests and other insects all want a share of the crumbs on that plate on the counter or in the garbage bag you’ve been meaning to change. Pests are experts at exploiting forgotten trash and messes for food. Crumbs and food scraps attract pests more than anything else.
How to Keep Pests Away from Your House (Cont'd)
The best tip for keeping them out of your home is by keeping food sealed and garbage controlled. Seal all food in the refrigerator or in containers made of glass or metal. Don’t forget to clean dishes or lock them in the dishwasher after you’ve finished using them. And remember to change your garbage bags frequently.
How Aptive Environmental Helps Businesses in the White Plains Area
Aptive professionals determine target areas and design a custom plan for your business.
Responsible treatment handles pests quickly and keeps them out of your workplace.
The health of your employees is our priority—our products mitigate environmental risks to them while managing pests effectively.
Seasonal Pest Forecast for the White Plains Area
It’s our dedication and attention to detail that makes Aptive the best pest control company for your Connecticut home or business. Aptive Environmental offers the best warranty in the industry, covering treatments in regular intervals to control any surprise pest visits.
Seasonal Pest Forecast for the White Plains Area (Cont'd)
Seasonal treatments use eco-friendly techniques that provide comprehensive protection with minimal risks to your work or home environment. Read more about what common pests you should expect to see throughout the seasons in the White Plains area.
Common Spring Pests
Pavement ants are a huge nuisance when they’ve just woken up from winter hibernation. Earwigs also reemerge in the spring in places where they can find moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Aphids take advantage of spring’s fresh blooms by feeding on flowers and tree leaves.
Common Summer Pests
Wasps and bees are more active as late spring turns to summer. These insects often nest in hard-to-reach places, such as patios and roofs. Cockroaches are also especially active in the summer, searching kitchen countertops and tall lawns for food.
Common Fall Pests
Fall is the season when your home is most in danger of becoming a hub for pests. Millipedes, carpet beetles and ants are three of the most common culprits of pest infestations in Connecticut.
Common Fall Pests (Cont'd)
Spiders love to build webs in dark corners of cluttered storage rooms, or in areas with little traffic. And mice can be the worst offenders, finding their way into the walls of your home and potentially damaging your wiring to build winter nests.
Common Winter Pests
Though many pests go into some form of hibernation in the winter, cockroaches remain active year-round. Mice, too, still need to eat. You might catch a glimpse of one scurrying back to its hole after scavenging for food during daylight hours.