Warmer weather and an increase in humidity represent a hospitable environment for numerous pests. The presence of these pests can bring problems into your household, so it is good to know the main characteristics of those pests, as well as the best ways to do a proper spring pest control.
Mosquitoes are well known for their itchy bites. Aside from the fact that they are annoying, they can also carry a variety of parasites and illnesses that affect humans and animals. These small insects survive the cold by overwintering in the egg stage, and in the springtime they hatch and quickly grow into biting adults. To prevent mosquitoes from spreading, the best thing to do is to start preventative pest control as early as you can. Remove all standing water sources from your yard or, if you can’t remove them, change the water every three to four days. This includes emptying water from containers such as cans, pet water dishes, tires, and birdbaths to disrupt their breeding cycle.
Bees and Wasps
During springtime, bees and wasps work tirelessly to build nests for living and breeding. Most stinging insects are not aggressive, but they will still sting when they feel threatened. These insects pose a serious threat to individuals who are allergic to stings. Bee hives and wasp nests should always be removed by a professional, who has the experience required to identify the species and safely remove their nests.
To avoid a potential flea infestation, it is important to take care of your pets. Even if you give your pets regular baths and flea treatments, there is still the possibility of fleas entering your household from the outside. Fleas can also feed on other hosts that may reside inside a home. To prevent those potential hosts from gaining access to your home, seal all gaps, holes, and crevices.
Ants often enter human homes in search of food, and many species become active in the spring. Ants are attracted to the smallest traces of food and water, and they can gain access to your home through the smallest cracks. Ant control should include active measures to remove ants from your home and prevent them from reentering. Most natural and do-it-yourself solutions kill only the ants you see. To remove them at the source, you should call a professional, since their colonies can contain anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 ants.
Cockroaches can be over two inches in length. They are easily recognizable due to their brownish color, as well as their body with six legs and two antennae. They can enter your home through cracks and crevices, sewers, and drain pipes. As long as they have water and food, they can reproduce quickly. The only way to keep them out is to clean your home regularly, including removing any sticky spots and food crumbs. Cockroaches can be extremely hard to get rid of, so if you notice an infestation, don’t try to do it on your own, but rather call a professional.
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