Halloween is just around the corner and the signs of the spooky season are beginning to pop up
everywhere. From the Jack-o’-Lanterns on doorsteps to images of ghosts, ghouls and goblins making appearances around every bend. Halloween gives everyone the opportunity to dress up as their favorite creepy characters, but many of these celebrated Halloween characters are obviously (hopefully) works of fiction. There are many creepy-crawlies that actually do exist in the real world, however. Some people would rather meet Dracula in a dark alleyway than some of these pests. Critter Busters, located in Acworth, GA, has compiled a list of the top 3 creepy pests and tips on how to ward them off!
- Bats – The creepy pests to some are winged terrors. Bats have been appearing in horror tales for more than a century, the most famous of which being Count Dracula transforming into a bat. But these pests in addition to giving us the willies can also be a real nuisance. Screening openings in your home, like a chimney, can help keep them from finding their way in.
- Spiders – One of the most widely shared phobias on the planet, spiders really need no fictitious backstory to scare us. Georgia is home to a wide array of spiders which makes keeping them out of our homes that much more difficult. Homeowners should be careful when moving items that have been sitting for a long period of time. Keeping an area, like a shed, organized and clutter-free can help alleviate spider issues.
- Rats – The image conjures up images of damp underground tunnels, or a cold and sinister laboratory. But the real-life threat of rats are even scarier than its fictional portrayals. From the spread of disease to gnawing through wires, these are some important pest to keep out of your home. Keep an eye out for mice and rats by checking for droppings or chewed wires.
It you find yourself with a haunting of pests, give us a call! Think of us as the Ghostbusters, but for bugs and critters. Happy Halloween!