What To Do About Occasional Invaders In Your Orlando Home


When you think of pests in Orlando, you think of the common pests like mosquitoes, roaches, spiders, and rodents. However, we see another group of pests in our homes and businesses from time to time. These pests are known as occasional invaders. This group of pests find their way into our when the conditions are right, usually when the weather forces them inside in search of food and shelter.

While most of these pests are a harmless nuisance, you still don’t want them around your home. This is where reliable pest control in Orlando can help. Read on to learn more about these occasional invaders and how Green Flag Services can help keep them out of your home.

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What Pests Are Considered Occasional Invaders

Occasional invader is a catch-all term for a group of pests that aren’t common in our homes but sometimes appear when the weather or other conditions force them inside. Some of the occasional invaders in Orlando include:

  • Crickets
  • Earwigs
  • Ladybugs
  • Millipedes
  • Pill bugs
  • Scorpions
  • Silverfish
  • Stink bugs

Many species of beetle and pantry pest are also considered occasional invaders.

Pest Control Tips To Handle Occasional Invaders

Generally, seeing an occasional invader or two around your home isn’t cause for concern. The best solution for removing these pests is to use a vacuum cleaner to suck them up. Always throw the vacuum cleaner bag away immediately. Avoid squishing pests like ladybugs as they can release a fluid that will stain cloth material like furniture, drapes, and carpeting.

Professional Pest Control For Orlando Homeowners

While one to two occasional invaders infrequently showing up isn’t a concern, a full-blown infestation can become a significant issue for homeowners. At Green Flag Services, we have over 65 years of experience keeping homes in Orlando pest-free, including removing and preventing occasional invaders.

Our home pest control process always starts with a thorough inspection of your home. Based on the results, we will develop a custom plan for your home that treats any active infestations and prevents pests in the future. We always use the latest technology and the most up-to-date Integrated Pest Management solutions to treat your home. After the initial treatment, we will schedule bi-monthly follow-up appointments to retreat and re-inspect your home. You can rest assured knowing that our services come with a pest-free guarantee, meaning if you see pests in between scheduled visits, we’ll come back and treat them at no extra charge.

We will ensure that pests aren’t an issue in your Orlando home, so you can enjoy life without worrying about pests and the problems they can cause.

Deterring Occasional Invaders In The Future

The good news about occasional invaders is that most are harmless. Very few occasional invaders pose a threat to humans, although some, like silverfish, can be destructive to your home or personal belongings.

Whether they are harmless or not, you still don’t want to come home to a house full of ladybugs or crickets. Here are some prevention tips for occasional invaders:

  • Eliminate areas of moisture in your home.
  • Remove potential harborage sites like leaf piles, mulch, and overgrown vegetation.
  • Seal cracks and crevices around your home that occasional invaders use as access points.
  • Repair or replace broken screens on windows and doors.
  • Consider using softer, yellow lighting outdoors.
  • Store food in sealed containers or the refrigerator.

Following these tips, combined with a home pest control plan from Green Flag Services, will keep your home free of occasional invaders all year long.

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