Spring and Summer are two times of the year that send pests into a scurry to find a safe place to nest and find food and water. It’s also the time of the year when most people like to sit outside and bask in the sun, which is hard to do with pests flying around. They buzz around your head, sting you, or land on your skin and bite you.
Avoiding The Five Common Spring Pests
Ants are the pests that most people tend to complain about during the spring because of the rainier weather. As the rain pours down, ants have to look for a safe, dry place to hide away in or they drown. So, naturally, your home starts looking like a really good place to wait out the storm.
To avoid: Make sure you have cracks sealed up as well as window seals. Make sure you are continuously checking light fixtures because this is commonplace for ants to enter your home. Take the trash out diligently and always make sure food is properly covered.
As it starts to get warmer outdoors, flies start to fly around more. As they buzz around your hand or land on your skin, you become aware of how annoying they are. Flies are looking for anything that they can land on and eat, and they are always looking for water.
To avoid: Keep windows shut or use screens that do not have tears in them. Vacuum regularly, take the trash out daily,and store food in tightly sealed containers.
Summer and spring pests that everyone hates are mosquitoes. These little biters stir up a lot of fear because they carry diseases. They fly around and suck your blood and sometimes, you don’t even know it.
To avoid: Again, make sure your windows have screens on them if you are going to open them up and the same with your doors. Make sure that you pour out in containers that have water standing still in them as these attract mosquitos frequently. During times where mosquitoes are really bad, light a citronella candle.
Rodents like mice and rats run wild around homes during the spring and summer months because they are trying to find both food and shelter. If they find a home that is offering both, they tend to stay out their welcome.
To avoid: That most important factor you can do to avoid any pests is to make sure you don’t give them easy access to food. So, take our trash regularly and keep food containers tightly sealed. Mice and rats can fit into tiny spaces, so make sure you seal up entry points well.
Squirrels are so fun to watch as they scurry around and look for food while waving their adorable, furry tails in the air. But, let’s not forget that squirrels can carry different types of diseases and transmit them to humans. This makes them one of the worst pests to have roaming around your yard.
To avoid: Don’t put bird feeders in your yard. Squirrels love to eat food that is meant for birds. Since squirrels do not get along with dogs, it might be a good idea to get one. Pest control is an option as well.
Pests, anytime of the year, wreak havoc on yards, gardens and homes. If you are having a pest problem and you need to call in a professional, call Wildout Animal and Pest Control. They will have your back and remove your pests, hassle-free. Just give them a call today: 844-945-3688