Seasonal Pests – What You Need To Know

Seasonal Pests

No matter the season, pests can ruin all of your happiness if they make it to your property or inside the home. Many different pests threaten your home, depending on the season. Arming yourself with pest knowledge is the best line of defense against the damage and threats they bring with them.

Learn more about the different types of seasonal pests that threaten your home and how to protect your property with the information below.

Spring Pests

Spring brings beautiful flowers, nice, mellow temperatures, and more pests to your property. Insects come out of hibernation during the spring, looking for a bite to eat, of course, and a nice place to sleep and breed. Why not your home, since it has all those things and so much more?

Pests you should worry about during the spring include:

  • Ants
  •  Earwigs
  • Spiders
  • Termites
  • Mosquitoes
  • Stinging Insects
  • Flies

Be on the lookout for termites who begin their swarms, mosquitos who enjoy the extra rain and stinging insects during the spring.  One termite colony can completely destroy a home in a matter of months. Taking a proactive approach to pest control prevents the worry the threat of termites causes and helps keep the season enjoyable for everyone in the home.

Now is the perfect time to schedule regular pest control service for your home.  Regular pest control service reduces the worry and risks of major pest infestations destroying your home and sanity. Mr. Bugg’s can help provide you with that peace of mind.

Summer Pests

Summer, summer, summertime! It’s the best time of the year not just for kids who enjoy a few weeks out of school or families headed out for vacay and other fun, but pests as well. Weather provides pests with perfect conditions to thrive. Expect them to sneak into the home through cracks, holes, and other crevices you may not realize exist.

Summer is prime time for ticks.  Despite common thought, ticks can be found on your lawn. Ticks hide in tall grass, bushes, and weeds, lying in wait until a pet or human host walks by. The tick then proceeds to jump onto the victim, secretly sucking its blood, potentially causing illness and/or disease.

Other summer pests to look out for:

  • Ants
  • Bats
  • Flies
  • Stinging Insects
  • Mosquitoes
  • Termites
  • Ticks

Maintain your property, particularly the landscaping, to help reduce the risks of ticks and other summer pests. If you suspect bats in the attic, it’s best to call Mr. Bugg’s for professional expulsion.

Fall Pests

New pests threaten your home as the weather changes to welcome in the fall season. Pests know cold weather is ahead and they want shelter now as they prepare to hibernate.

Stink Bugs and Ladybugs are two common fall pests to keep an eye out for. Although these two pests are harmless compared to others, they still cause damage to food and other items in the home.

Rats and mice also come inside when fall rolls around. They cause a lot of havoc inside a home. Not only do mice carry diseases they can transmit to humans, but they also leave an odor in the home and destroy everything they get their teeth on, from electrical cords to food.

Other fall pests  of concern:

  • Spiders
  • Rats/mice
  • Stinkbugs
  • Ladybugs
  • Fleas

Winter Pests

Winter is cold and dreary but plenty of pests want to come inside to warm up and get a meal. Snow and ice create conditions that pests appreciate. Silverfish thrive in moist conditions. Look for them in the basement.

Rodents also create risks during the winter. They often hide out in attics.

Other pests of concern during the winter:

  • Roaches
  • Ladybugs
  • Rodents
  • Silverfish
  • Stink Bugs

Pests are a problem during one season but every season. Pests are always around, though the species may vary. Take caution to protect your home and loved ones against the dangers that pests pose and call Mr. Bugg’s for effective year-round treatments for all pests.