Usually, every spring people welcome warm breezes and blooming gardens with open arms, especially after a long, cold winter. However, in all the excitement of mild weather and brighter days, many homeowners forget the pest that re-emerges with favourable temperatures. Most pest removal services market heavily as winter comes to a close, trying to encourage property owners to take advantage of preventative services. Professionals can identify pest entry points and understand the steps needed to create a long-term solution for each property’s situation. Without assistance, many homeowners will be facing an uphill battle against the seven most common springtime pests.
Ants are some of the most common pests in the home with the arrival of spring. As the weather warms up, ants begin to forage and search for new locations. Depending on the type of ant, your home might experience significant damage. While a carpenter ant will not eat the wood of your home like termites, they will create tunnels through the wood beams and structures of your property. If you see ants in your home, it is possible you are already dealing with a significant infestation.
Many people get a bit creeped out when they spot spiders anywhere in their homes. Spiders are common in garages, basements, attics, porches, and other sheltered areas. However, if you notice the arachnids in your home, it could indicate the presence of other insects that are prey to the spider. Although you may not like them, you do not want to kill spiders because they can help control the nuisance insect population around your home. Still, spiders in your home can signal a larger problem and will leave their webs all over your home.
Mice and rats are unfortunately common household pests. As you’re busy doing spring cleaning or enjoying the fresh breeze, rodents are busy making their way into your home through small openings and cracks. Due to the incredible reproduction rate of rodents, it is paramount to deal with the animals when you first notice them.
While no homeowner wants rodents in their house, there is no reason to resort to inhumane control tactics. The animals are not intentionally bothering you or damaging your home, rodents simply want a place to feel safe and have access to food. Hiring a humane wildlife control service will help you protect your home without harming the unwelcome wildlife.
4. House Flies
The spring is the time to open windows and doors, to let the stale winter air out of your house, and to embrace the refreshing breeze that pours through your windows. . Unfortunately, when you leave doors and windows open, you invite pesky insects like flies – and it can be hard to get them to shoo! If you want to enjoy the fresh springtime air, you need to protect your space. The best way to keep flies out of the house is by keeping doors and windows closed. Try installing screens so you can still enjoy the fresh air.
Spring is the time for lots of insects to thrive, and termites are no exception. After the long winter, termites begin their swarming season, searching for a new place to establish a colony. To protect your home, you will want to invest in property treatments. Contact a local wildlife control specialist for help identifying the best options to protect your house against termite swarms this spring.
As flowers seemingly pop out of the soil, so do earwigs. Male earwigs dig their way out of the ground searching for food in the spring. These bugs are most active at night and soon after they hatch. The insects remain active through the spring and summer, with warm temperatures keeping them comfortable. Earwigs can enter your property the same way other pests do, through cracks and small openings. In most instances, they are driven indoors because of environmental changes or because light draws them in.
The spring represents the busiest time for bees. There are several reasons for the increased activity, but the two primary reasons are foraging and colony development. Bees might build a hive in your home’s walls if it provides adequate room and protection. However, most people end up with bees in the house because of open windows and doors.
If you want to keep pests under control this spring, consider year-round services from Skedaddle. Our technicians provide services for every season to keep customers homes’ pest free. If you are interested in learning more, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control.