April Showers Brings May Pests: Watching for Sprin ...

With 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. 

Dealing With an Ant Invasion

Ants are one of the most common pests in North America, so try not to feel too disheartened if you end up with a row of tiny pests making their way into your home. It doesn’t mean your home is dirty, it just means they managed to find a food source, no matter how small, somewhere inside. Thankfully there are some steps you can take to take care of your ant problem!

Is Your Infestation Waterbugs or Cockroaches?

Because they look so similar, waterbugs and cockroaches are often misidentified. The most common waterbug to infest homes in the giant waterbug, which can also be called an alligator tick, electric-light bug, or toe biter. The two species of cockroaches which are commonly mistaken for waterbugs are the American roach, as it is reddish-brown, and the black oriental roach, due to its shiny shell. 

Preventing Spring Ant Infestations in Your Home

If you think ants are only around in the summer months to plague your perfectly planned picnic, think again! Ants are more than happy to infest your home in the springtime, well before the heat of summer begins. This means that you need to start being vigilant about ant prevention earlier in the year than you might expect. Because of this we’ve put together a useful guide to help you to make sure that spring doesn’t become the season that ants start to settle in your home.

Flea Infestations 101

When we think of pests, undoubtedly one of the first things we think of is fleas. Any pet owner knows how essential it is to keep on top of defleaing their cat or dog. This is because fleas and other crawling insects are well known to spread like wildfire and infest a home quickly. They’re also well-known to be a pain to get rid of because of their ability to multiply quickly and travel between surfaces, meaning that by the time you’ve sterilized one area, the fleas have already moved on to the next. 

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Warm Winter Woes: Insect Infestations

While warmer winters can be a relief for many who dread the cold winter months, it can also be a boon for many pests too. Harsh winters are great for cutting down pest numbers, as the colder it gets the less likely hibernating nasties are able to survive and re-emerge come spring. However, milder winters mean that most hibernating bugs will survive, increasing the risk of infestation in warmer months. 

Preventing Spring Pests

Some pests can survive or thrive in winter, but in general, the colder months is when pest activity is at its lowest. However, once the weather starts to warm up and spring comes, it can wake up hibernating or nesting menaces or kick start the hatching process for others. If homeowners are not prepared, the change in season can quickly bring an infestation that can rapidly get out of hand and require professional remediation. In this article, we will give you 5 pest control tips to help keep bugs at bay and ensure you can enjoy the warmer weather infestation-free. 

Bed Bug Breeding and Life Cycles

Bed bug infestation can happen fast, so if there’s any chance bed bugs have entered your home, you will need to act fast. To properly address the situation, you need an understanding of what you are facing. The most important things to know about bed bugs is how they breed, what they look like, their life stages, and the ways they can sneak into your home so you can prevent it from occurring. In this article, we will answer these questions and give you some tips to combat these nasty bugs.

Protect Your Closet from Moths

No one wants to stow away their favorite ugly-holiday sweater or expensive cashmere cardigan only to discover next winter that their clothing is riddled with holes from moths and now in need of costly replacements.

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