Fall Pest Control

3 Tips to Protect Your Home From Autumn Pests

How to Control Fall Pests In Santa Clarita

Congrats, you made it through another blistering Santa Clarita summer! Temps scoring high, car seats burning your thighs, and constantly seeking refuge in air-conditioned buildings? That life is over (until next year). Now we get to enjoy the autumn weather and hopefully a decrease in the pest population at last…right?

Not quite.

Tough break, but our friendly neighborhood bugs in Santa Clarita love the cooler weather and will start trekking toward any home that provides safety and scavenging opportunities.

In this blog, our Santa Clarita pest control experts review what pests are most prevalent during fall, where they’re hiding on your property, and how you can keep them away from your home.

Are you tired of fighting the pests on your property? Dial (661) 294-0206 to schedule a free consultation with our licensed technicians. We can inspect your property and complete a treatment that protects you, your pets, and your home from harmful infestations. 

4 Pests You Are Likely To See This Fall

A boom in bug sightings might be concerning and, in some cases, frightening (looking at you, cockroaches). Pests have a very scheduled routine that follows the changing seasons. As summer turns into fall, a change in bug patterns can be expected.

But what bugs should we expect as the season changes? The usual suspects include silverfish, crickets, and ladybugs. However, others on this list may surprise you!

Santa Clarita bees in a hive

1. Why Are We Seeing Bees in Fall?

Populations of bees reach their peak around the time fall comes around. As the population of bees surge, food becomes a priority, not only for themselves but also for their colony and queen. In addition to the increased need for food, the dropping temperatures prompt bees to prepare for overwintering. 

Overwintering is a process insects experience during the winter months when opportunities for food decrease. An insect’s body will go into an inactive state and survive using food and energy stored in advance, much like a hibernating bear.

Bees can be found in trees located in areas with heavy foliage. Some colonies of bees are simply passing by and do not plan to stay long. Keep an eye on them for about two to three days. If, by the end of the third day, the bees have not left, and activity is still noticeable, we recommend calling a professional pest control service. Of course, you are always welcome to contact the No Bugs office if you are concerned about the number of bees, suffer allergies, or just want to discuss your specific situation with a professional.

Contact the No Bugs office at (661) 294-0206 to discuss your bee concerns with a knowledgeable Santa Clarita pest control technician.

2. Do Cockroaches Ever Go Away?

Temperature shifts are a major reason you’re likely to see cockroaches during the fall months – especially in your home. These hardy insects may enter your property in the hunt for food and water sources. 

Places you are likely to find cockroaches in your home include, but are not limited to:

  • Bases and corner joints of walls
  • Cracks and/or gaps in baseboards
  • Storage/cardboard boxes
  • Beneath fridges and stoves
  • Garages


rat chewing hole in wall

3. Where Do Rodents Go in Fall?

Rodents know when winter (or what constitutes winter in SCV) is approaching. Their mission is to find a safe spot to wait out the rain and cold. Unfortunately, your home might be that perfect winter retreat. 

During fall, you might find mice and rats hiding in: 

  • Attics
  • Garages 
  • Kitchen Pantries 
  • Behind Stoves/Ovens
Common House Spider

4. Why Do We See Baby Spiders in Fall?

These fast little critters are even more populous during fall. Simply put, fall is baby season for spiders! Spiders mate during fall, which means that the majority of spiders we see scurrying around our floors and walls are males, while females can be found in webs.

Where Are You Likely to Find Pests this Fall?

As the fall weather cools, many insect species start actively seeking places to shelter in preparation for hibernation. 

Pests can enter your home through various entry points, including windows, doors, holes, cracks, crevices, and pretty much any area that permits access to the inside of your home.

 Some additional places you are likely to find pests this fall are: 

  • Leaf litter
  • Loose bark
  • Sunny areas of your home
  • Trash bins 
  • Under patio furniture
  • Pantries

Contact the Santa Clarita pest control professionals at No Bugs Termite and Pest Control, Inc at (661) 294-0206 to discuss your pest control concerns and schedule an appointment today.

Don't Eat with Rats

3 Ways To Keep Fall Pests Out of Your Home

1. Keep the Inside Your Home Spotless

Bugs love clutter for hiding, crumbs for eating, and water for drinking. Starting a cleaning regime that covers your kitchen, closets, bathrooms, and hidey-holes specific to your home is the best way to keep insects out of your living spaces. For example, quickly wiping down your counters after cooking or eating clears your kitchen of leftovers, which bugs love.

Taking out the garbage is equally important. Decomposing and rotting materials in your trash can attract bugs like nothing else. Regularly moving the trash to your outdoor bins can keep bugs from entering your home.

If you would like to learn more about keeping bugs out of your kitchen, head over to our blog on this exact topic! 

Cleaning gutters

2. Dedicated Yard Work

Everyone knows and loves the fall tradition of piling up leaves and jumping into the mass. It’s practically in every seasonal Hallmark movie. What Hollywood does not include in those scenes is the number of bugs you are likely jumping on. 

Insects love piles of leaves because they provide them with shelter, food, and water: the top three things bugs need to live. By cleaning your leaves and discarding them properly, you can reduce the local insect population on your property. 

The fewer bugs you have outside your home, the fewer bugs you have entering the inside of your home. 

Fixing screens

3. Prepare Your Santa Clarita Home For Winter

Bugs are experts at preparing for winter, so you need to step up your game. Winterizing your house in the fall can help reduce the number of bugs you could find in the months to come.

For example, you can: 

  • Seal the cracks in your walls and ceilings. 
  • Fix your window screens. 
  • Add seals underneath doors leading outside, as well as your garage. 
  • Call No Bugs 

Following these tips makes it harder for bugs to enter your home and enjoy the coziness you have created for your family. 

Tired of Fighting Bugs? Keep Your Home Pest-Free with No Bugs

Pies, family, candles, and costumes should be on your mind this fall season, not bugs. Minimize your dealings with insects this autumn by contacting No Bugs Termite and Pest Control Inc. 

We can help you enjoy a pest-free fall season by treating your property with products that are safer, more organic, and pet friendly. While you may see more bugs during the autumn, bugs are here year-round. It is necessary to keep bugs away from your house. To help you, call No Bugs today! 

Dial (661) 294-0206 to schedule a free evaluation with the Santa Clarita pest control professionals at No Bugs. We can inspect your property and create a safer space for your family members and pets.