It's no surprise that most pests are more common during the springtime. It is important, however, to know which pests to look out for during this time of year. Being prepared can help you minimize the intrusion of pests and maybe even help prevent damage to your home from certain bugs. This quick guide will help to answer the following questions.
What are common spring pests? How can I look out for pests that come in springtime? We'll answer these below.
We know that spiders aren’t technically insects, but they can be a pest during the spring and summer months. Not only can spiders be annoying, but they can also be dangerous, depending on the type. Whether a spider is harmless, most businesses and homeowners would rather not have their property crawling with spiders. Keep a check for spiders in storage areas and where they might find good places to hide.
Ants become very active in the spring and summer months. Most ants find places to hide and winter during the cooler months, but once it warms up outside, they are ready to be on the move. Ants can prove very pesky if you enjoy a lot of outdoor time and if you have young children who like to play in the yard. Ants are often attracted to water sources as well and can make outdoor faucets difficult to use.
Termites are not just annoying, they can also damage your home. Termite colonies will congregate where there is wood and can quickly start to deteriorate the wood of your home. If left untreated, termite infestations can cost you a lot of money in the long run. It is helpful to have your home professionally checked for termites about once a year.
Mosquitoes love to make their annual appearance as soon as it is warm enough for eggs to start hatching. Mosquitoes are another pest that is not only annoying but can also be dangerous. Mosquitoes carry a host of diseases and viruses that can harm people, especially pregnant women. There are many steps you can take to prevent the infestation of mosquitoes on your property. You can eliminate standing water, and you can also make sure to keep grass and weeds cut.
Flies get very active during the spring and summer and, if not kept in check, can overrun your home and property quickly. Flies will often appear despite what you do or do not do to prevent them; however, if you are not actively trying to prevent flies, you will definitely have a gross situation on your hands quickly. Flies are attracted to water, trash, pet feces, and dead animals and will fly into any open door or window that is not properly screened.
You can greatly decrease the number of flies in your home by keeping these things in check. If flies become a problem, you can use at-home fly deterrents or traps to help.