Occasional invaders are the insects that enter your home occasionally throughout the year – usually as seasons are changing. They normally live and breed outside but enter homes when indoor conditions are more accommodating than those outdoors.
Occasional invaders include bugs such as: centipedes, millipedes, earwigs, crickets, silverfish or beetles. Although they pose no threats – they can leave you feeling a little squeamish and can be a general nuisance.
Do you have unwanted insects in your house? Millipede control, home earwig control and indoor silverfish control all can be achieved with a few easy steps. Here's what you can do around your home to discourage visits from these occasional invaders:
- Caulk and seal around entry points, such as windows and doors
- Fix torn or broken window screens and close windows at night
- Inspect plants before bringing them in from your garden
- Vacuum often - dead bodies of insects attract other pests, which feed on them. Also, the bodies shed skin and secretions that can cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma
If all else fails or if your "occasional" invaders are coming a little more often than you'd like, you can take action with TERRO® Home Insect Killer. This long-lasting, ready-to-use insect killer is effective against 65 different types of insects. Apply Home Insect Killer as a crack and crevice treatment to areas where insects crawl and hide, such as around sinks, doors and windows, and behind baseboards. And depending on the insect type, the long-lasting formula provides protection for up to 12 months.