Know what type of insects to be on the lookout for in Long Island homes during the cooler months.
The cooler weather is coming. The leaves will be falling from the trees. This can mean only one thing – insects will be looking for a way to get inside your home to spend the winter. “Fall Invaders Are Coming!”
Nature is wonderful. It has programmed certain insects to migrate into our homes when the temperatures begin to drop. Why? It’s simple! So they can survive the winter. Some insects migrate to warmer locations and some survive the winter by entering our heated homes and businesses to escape the cold winter temperatures.
In our area, Ladybugs, Western Conifer Seed Bugs, Brown Stink Bugs, Box Elder Bugs and Cluster Flies all migrate indoors to escape the winter temperatures. Their goal is to survive the harsh winter conditions and re-emerge in the spring to mate and lay eggs. While “hibernating”, these bugs do not eat anything or reproduce. However, the homeowner doesn’t want to see them in their home in the middle of winter!