Occasional Invaders Identification Guide | Covenant Pest Control

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Stopping Occasional Invaders In Their Tracks

No property owner wants to deal with occasional invaders infiltrating their indoor or outdoor spaces, but it’s often difficult to learn how to control occasional invaders all alone. Our pest professionals at Covenant Pest Control are ready to help you stop occasional invaders in their tracks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Occasional Invaders

What are occasional invaders?

Occasional invader pests are pests that don’t typically find their way into homes, but they can accidentally enter into human structures in pursuit of food or shelter as the weather changes outside. In our area, the main occasional invader bugs we need to worry about are pill bugs (also called rollie pollies), house millipedes, centipedes, earwigs, Indian meal moths, weevils, and cave crickets.

Most of these occasional invaders are easy to identify, but if you aren’t sure which pest is causing problems around your property, don’t hesitate to contact Covenant Pest Control for further assistance.

Are occasional invaders dangerous?

While most occasional invaders are more of a nuisance than they are dangerous, these pests can still cause problems around your property, especially if an infestation is left untreated. Occasional invaders such as cave crickets, house millipedes, earwigs, and centipedes are frightening to encounter, and they may trigger slight allergic reactions in sensitive individuals upon contact.

Occasional invaders like Indian meal moths and weevils contaminate pantries and stored food, something that results in potential sickness and food waste as you clean these pests out of kitchens and food preparation areas.

Why do I have an occasional invader problem?

Occasional invaders don’t typically infest human structures, and their presence is more of an accident or the result of opportunity. You may have an occasional invader problem because you purchased an item that was already infested by occasional invaders (this is very common with Indian meal moths and weevils), or cracks and gaps around your property’s structure let these pests inside as they pursued food and shelter.

Where will I find occasional invaders?

In general, occasional invaders prefer dark, secluded, and damp spaces or areas around food storage and preparation areas. You may find occasional invaders under sinks or appliances, at the backs of cupboards or pantries, and in bathrooms, basements, attics, and garages.

How do I get rid of occasional invaders?

Get rid of occasional invaders the right way by contacting Covenant Pest Control the moment you suspect these pests are infesting your property. We will help you identify the exact type of occasional invader you’re up against and develop treatment plans tailored to your property’s needs. 

Call us now to reclaim your property from occasional invaders and the troubles they bring.

How can I prevent occasional invaders in the future?

The following prevention tips for occasional invaders help keep these pests away from your property in the future:

  • Seal cracks or gaps around your property’s structure, including areas around utility lines, to prevent occasional invaders from slipping inside.
  • Repair window and door screens, install weatherstripping and utilize door sweeps to keep occasional invaders outside.
  • Cut back long grass outdoors, remove debris piles, and store wood piles in elevated areas to reduce outdoor hiding spots for occasional invaders.
  • Always check pantry items for signs of occasional invaders before purchasing and clean pantry areas often to deter infestations from occurring.
  • Address moisture issues around your property, as dark, damp, and secluded spaces are one of the biggest attractants for many occasional invaders.

If you need more information about preventing occasional invaders or assistance removing an infestation of one of these occasional invader pests from your property, contact Covenant Pest Control today.