Household Insects are the most abundant and common during the November and December every year, and below are examples of the seasonal insects that appear from the beginning of November to the end of December this year and every year during this period.
- Indianmeal moth:
Also spelled as Indian meal moth and Indian-meal moth, is a pyraloid moth of the family Pyralidae., Adults are most commonly observed flying about homes during early winter. The larvae are the most common stored-food pests in homes and grocery stores, but they don’t bite. Vacuum the area, then clean with a vinegar-and-water solution.
- Fungus gnats:
From families Mycetophilidae and Sciaridae. They love places where humidity and moisture are high. Adults begin to be observed around windows and around the soil of potted plants where they originate. They are a common pest of indoor-plants, but do fungus gnats bite?. Infested-plants suffers from sudden wilting, loss of vigor, poor growth, and yellowing. Best solutions are Indoor Plug-In Zapper and apple-cider-vinegar trap or similar traps. Look what do gnats like?
- Boxelder bugs, conifer seed bugs, multicolored Asian lady beetles:
Overwintering adults continue to be active in and around homes during warm days.
Boxelder bugs feces can stain light-colored surfaces but don’t bite or eat plants, however, their dead bodies may attract other bad insects that feed on them, Pouring boiling water on Boxelder bugs to kill them easily.
Multicolored Asian lady beetles: They are pests of tree’s aphids, some of them can accidently bite like horse-flies an open-skin bites, may stain surfaces, and touching dead beetles can cause allergic reactions like mosquito allergy
Conifer seed bugs and other sluggish, slow moving bugs: You can get rid of them by simply vacuum cleaner and spraying the outside south and west facing walls of homes with a long lasting insecticide.
- Fruit flies:
Flies from overripe fruit continue to be present in homes from last months. They attracted to moist, fermenting fruits and vegetables, they also drawn to food waste places such as drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash bags, cleaning rags and mops, unless you cut-off the sources of fruit flies food they won’t just go away on its own.