April Showers Brings May Pests: Watching for Spring Pests

why are honeybees importantWith spring comes warmer weather, and with warmer weather comes flowers, longer days, more time spent outdoors — and an incursion of all sorts of pests that you usually don’t have to worry about during the winter. While you’re out enjoying the spring weather, pests may be making their way onto your property and into your home. Below are a few of the pests to watch out for. 

Mosquitos

Nobody likes these buzzing, biting pests, but every year they show up again as soon as the winter weather thaws out. They not only leave behind itchy bites, they can also cause a whole host of health issues you’d much rather avoid. 

Preventative maintenance is the key when it comes to mosquitos. As soon as the weather starts warming up, take a walk around your property and look for anywhere water is pooling up. It may be something as simple as a dip in the yard that needs to be filled in, or something more obvious like a bird bath. If it’s something like a bird bath or pet water bowl that needs to stay out, change out the water every few days to prevent mosquitos from breeding there. 

Stinging Insects

Bees and wasps are essential for pollination and maintaining a healthy food chain, but that’s hard to appreciate when you or your child have been stung. That’s especially true if you or a loved one are allergic! If you see a bee hive or wasp nest on your property, contact a professional who can identify and remove it to a safe location.

Ants

Despite their cartoon portrayals, ants are hardly restricted to stealing from picnics; if they can gain access, they have no problem at all taking your food right out of your home. If you see ants in your home, it’s important to quickly remove the food source they’ve found and attempt to close up the access point they’re using. If you need to remove the whole colony, call a professional to help with that!

Fleas

Chances are, if you own a pet, you’ve had to deal with fleas before. These small pests can cause an infestation incredibly quickly, so as soon as you see one, you’ll want to act. If you see a flea on your pet or in your home, give your pet a flea treatment and call a pest control professional to help prevent the problem from spreading. 

When it’s warm out, there’s no reason to spend all your time looking for pests when you could be out enjoying the beautiful weather — but neglecting to think about it at all can mean a costly and annoying infestation. Call a pest control professional to evaluate your home and help put some preventative measures in place to help keep your home safe from infestations.

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