Seasonal Pests In Alabama, Part 2

The last time we spoke, we concentrated on ants as some of the seasonal pests in Alabama. Frankly, we could extend this series into a 5-parter. There is such a cornucopia of creatures that flourish during the warmer months. We could get into rodents and mice. That would take up a few chapters. But we’re going to stick with common bugs in this second installment.

There are more-than-enough insects to keep you and Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. busy. Ready? Here we go!

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The Brown Recluse Spider

Hate these monsters! They bite and can make you really sick. In the case of elderly folks and young kids, an encounter could lead to death. See one? There’s probably more. Call us. We both want to rid you of this poisonous beasts.

The Wolf Spider

Sticky traps placed in strategic places will control this arachnid’s infestation. Areas to locate the sticky traps are both inside and outside of doors that lead to where the sun shines, behind furniture and in the garage. None of that working? Call us. We’ll do our scientifically-proven magic to erase these critters.

The Carpet Beetle

In a way, it’s a misnomer to call this guy a carpet beetle. A better word would be “fabric beetle” as that’s where you’ll generally run across critters such as these. Best bet, if you store any clothes, do so in one of those big, fully sealed plastic containers. We’re not going to mention the word Rubbermaid. Oops. We just did. Anywho, you get the idea.

The Webbing Clothes Moth

To control the webbing clothes moth, you’ll need to take the same steps as the carpet beetle. In other words, store your fabrics in air-tight containers. Wouldn’t hurt to take a page from Great-Gramma’s playbook. Toss in a mothball or two.

The American Cockroach

It’s no wonder this fellow will probably outlive humans on Earth. While they mostly nest outside, they will come inside, primarily hiding in the crawl space, in the attic until a full-fledged invasion of the American cockroach plunders your kitchen from within. In bigger city environments, you might run-across a colony in the hundreds between the walls of an old apartment complex or hotel.

The Smoky Brown Cockroach

Gotta find the source and blast it immediately with a bait-like product. As with most pests, cleanliness is next to buglessness. Beyond that, inventory the outside of your house and seal every crack and crevasse. Don’t let solid or organic waste pile-up, either.

The Ladybug

Prevention is 98% of the cure for these beneficial insects. But if the worst has already happened, you’re looking at planning for next summer. Really bugged? Call Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc., we’ll handle matters straightaway. If it ain’t no big thang, seal the cracks, inspect any screens for holes to fix the issue before summer 2014 rolls around.

Like we mentioned at the top, there are more seasonal pests you’ll find in Alabama than we can get into detail with in just two articles. However, we’ll give you some quickies:

  • Bald-faced Hornets
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Cat and Dog Fleas
  • House Mice
  • Rodents

As always, Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. is there for you to handle virtually any invasion. That is from critters that live on our planet. If they’re aliens from another dimension, you may be on your own.

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