Many pests, including those annoying termites and spiders, come back to play once the temperatures rise. Watch out because their presence can cause destruction and havoc to your home!
Here is a list of the most common pests that emerge during spring:
There are two main ants to be aware of during the spring, carpenter ants and pavement ants. The main difference between these two kinds of ants is that carpenter ants forage for new locations inside and outside of your home—more specifically, the walls of your home. On the other hand, pavement ants usually stay outside in ever-growing colonies.
Ants feed on virtually anything, so to make sure that you limit the amount of food they have access to, make sure that you keep food:
- Cleared away,
- Packaged in the pantry or refrigerator,
- Cleaned from the floor or countertops; and
- Away from places where ants may live.
Bees and Wasps
Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and other flying pests may already be hiding in your attics, sheltering from the winter weather. Once they finally wake up, they’re quickly going to be looking for places to make new colonies.
Do not let these insects into your home! End of story! They are all incredibly harmful if they get triggered, so make sure you relocate the pests. However, don’t kill bees since they are essential insects. Get professional help to keep your home and the bees safe.
Spiders commonly live in the darker places of your home—basements, garages, etc. Like other insects, they search for food and space to grow their home. But despite their creepy nature, you may want to reconsider your desire to kill them. They prey on other insects, ultimately preventing infestation.
However, a spider bite can be dangerous. Don’t count on being the next Spiderman!
Insects aren’t the only problem you need to be aware of in the spring. Keep your eyes peeled for rodents as well! They usually aren’t a huge problem in the spring, but they can be an all-yar nuisance if you don’t handle the situation promptly.
To stop mice and other rodents from entering your home, block any potential entry point, such as ill-fitting doors, vents, gaps, holes, and more. Additionally, make sure all food is tightly stored and packed away.
“I guess I’ll miss you most”… NOT!
Perhaps Dorothy’s final line in the Wizard of Oz talks about missing things before they’re even gone, but in the case of pests and insect infestation, no one will miss them. So, if you are experiencing unwanted guests from invading your home, contact us and we will help you get ride of them as soon as possible.