April showers bring something other than May flowers – pests! The warm weather is an annual invitation for rodents, insects and other critters to make their way from their homes to ours. Here are five pests to look out for this spring!
Mosquitoes – Though mosquitoes aren’t in full force until summer, they begin to pop up during spring. There’s not much we can say about mosquitoes that hasn’t been said before. They bite, they itch and they suck your blood. If that isn’t bothersome enough, they can also cause dangerous diseases such as West Nile Virus. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to reduce the presence of mosquitoes around your home. Use bug spray, and keep food concealed!
Bees – Yes, bees are already active around Chicago! You have probably seen carpenter bees on your porch or patio, buzzing around plants and shrubs. While male carpenter bees don’t have stingers, they are still a nuisance. Carpenter bees drill holes into wooden surfaces (such as your deck) and use it as their nesting space. Calling a Chicago pest control company is the best way to remove bees and stinging insects of any kind.
Ants – If you haven’t seen an ant yet this spring, consider yourself lucky! Our phones have been ringing off the hook due to the resurgence of these pesky critters. Ants are most active in the spring. And while they don’t sting, bite or carry diseases, they do contaminate food. Contact Aerex Pest Control for an effective ant treatment. While you wait for us to get there, get rid of standing water and keep your eating areas clean.
Ticks/Fleas – You may have noticed fleas and ticks become more of a problem during springtime. That’s because we and our pets are outside more. Protect your cats and dogs from their worst nightmare with a reputable flea and tick product. Inside, vacuuming and keeping bedding clean is of utmost importance. Keeping your lawn mowed and shrubs trimmed is also important, as flea larvae can thrive in a hospitable lawn.
Cockroaches – While cockroaches are active year-round, you may detect a few now due to spring cleaning. Basements, attics, crawl spaces and garages are some of their favorite hiding places, and are often discovered when moving a box or other large object. Contact a Chicago pest professional for safe and effective cockroach removal.
Take control of your spring and summer. Call Aerex Pest Control for professional pest services in Chicago.