Pests, like humans, need water, food and shelter to survive, and they will search for it regardless of the time of year. Here are the most common pests per season in the United States and Connecticut.

Winter

Pests are drawn to our homes in the wintertime when most outside life in North America is hibernating.

Common Winter Pests in the United States

  • Cockroaches.
  • Ladybugs.
  • Silverfish.

Common Winter Pests in Connecticut

  • Cluster flies: These flies get into your home searching for a safe place to live during the fall and winter months. They usually live in groups, preferring to cluster against warm, sunlit walls or windows.
  • Stink bugs: Like many other pests in the winter, stink bugs enter homes to seek shelter from inclement weather. If you have house plants, beware–they like to eat and damage them. And there’s a reason for their name, too. If you threaten or kill them, they won’t bite you, but they will emit a foul odor.

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Spring

As winter cycles back to the time of year that brings new life, when the bees pollinate flowers and the trees grow new leaves and fruits, many pests come back to life.

Common U.S. Spring Pests

  • Ants.
  • Earwigs.
  • Flies.
  • Mosquitos.
  • Spiders.
  • Stinging insects.

Common Connecticut Spring Pests

  • Cockroaches.
  • Termites.

Summer

Summer is usually the best time of year for humans to get outside and thrive, and the same is true for pests.

Common U.S. Summer Pests

  • Ants.
  • Bats.
  • Fleas.
  • Flies.
  • Mosquitos.
  • Spiders.
  • Stinging Insects.
  • Termites.
  • Ticks.

Common Connecticut Summer Pests

  • Powderpost beetles.
  • Wood mice.

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Fall

Pests in the fall are looking for food, water and shelter just as they are any other time of the year. Your house starts to look like a better option for them in the fall as the weather begins to cool and parts of nature die.

Common U.S. Fall Pests

  • Fleas.
  • Ladybugs.
  • Stink bugs.

Common Connecticut Fall Pests

  • Rodents: Rats, mice and squirrels are some of the most common rodents in the U.S. and Connecticut. Like many other pests, they seek shelter in the fall months before the cold winter. You’ll most commonly find them in small, quiet spaces near attics, basements, crawl spaces and garages.
  • Spiders: Spiders are evident year-round. However, in the fall, they tend to become more active. Like other pests, spiders prefer to be in small, quiet spaces that are often undisturbed. Make sure you’re dusting and cleaning up especially well in the fall to prevent them from making their home inside of yours.

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