When is it time to call the exterminator?
March 16, 2006 9:09 PM Subscribe
I keep finding live flying bugs in my windows and lights and our house is very tight and doors open only rarely. I can't tell if this is normal springtime bug populations or if I have an infestation in my attic. When is it time to call the exterminator?
posted by mathowie to home & garden (10 answers total)
We moved into a new house last fall and I remember seeing lots of dead flies on window sills for the first couple weeks. I assumed it was because we were always moving stuff into and out of the house, so the front/back doors were wide open for extended periods of time. The bugs eventually stopped.
It's now almost spring and suddenly I'm seeing 2 or 3 live ladybugs or house flies crawling on windows (trying to get out) and I'm again finding 3-4 dead flies and ladybugs every few days near windows. The trouble is, it's still super cold outside and we haven't been opening doors or windows much at all. It's a new house and tightly sealed (it's dead quiet, amidst nearby construction).
Are these bugs coming from inside the house, perhaps in the attic going back to when the house was being built last summer? Should I call an exterminator and prepare to bug fog the whole house? Or is 2 or 3 bugs a day a normal amount of bugs to be appearing out of thin air?