As their name suggests, occasional invaders are a species of insect that occasionally enter homes and other structures throughout the year. They usually enter homes in large groups when the weather outside becomes unsuitable for them to live successfully. In and around Providence, Rhode Island the most common species of occasional invading pests are centipedes, earwigs, and silverfish.
Occasional invaders are not usually considered a significant danger to people or property. While many people find earwigs and silverfish intimidating to look at, they pose no health risks to people and are considered nuisance pests. Centipedes, on the other hand, have the potential to pose a bit more of a risk to people. While rare, they do have the ability to deliver a painful bite if they are being directly handled. However, the good news is that their venom is not strong enough to cause serious health issues in people.
Occasional invaders will move into homes for a variety of reasons. Centipedes, earwigs, and silverfish typically move inside homes when the weather outside becomes too hot and dry for them to live comfortably. All require a moist environment to live. Occasional invaders are also known for moving inside homes and other buildings in the late fall or winter months when the weather outside becomes too cold. Earwigs, centipedes, and silverfish most often make their way inside through cracks and crevices in the exterior walls of a home's foundation and through gaps around windows and doors.
When living outside, occasional invaders mostly like to live in dark, damp places like under mulch, soil, landscaping ties, and rocks. When they move inside, they take up residence in places that mimic their outdoor homes. Once inside, they move into humid, dark, hard-to-reach areas of a home like attics, wall voids, crawlspaces, basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
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Doing the following in your home and around your property can help to prevent problems with occasional invaders in the future:
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