Spring Pests and InsectsIn Winter on March 28, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Written by admin
The emergence of the spring season means that spring pests are also emerging and they will become more active as the weather begins to warm up in the coming weeks. Insects hibernate during the winter as the cold weather slows their metabolism and reproduction cycles, but as the weather warms up, these insects become more active. This increase in activity raises the likelihood that these pests will find their way into your home. The most active pests in the spring are typically ants, roaches, and spiders.
One of the most troublesome pests to homeowners is ants. Ants can quickly infest homes by entering small cracks and holes and they attract others with invisible pheromone trails. They are divided into three categories depending on the type of damage they cause; nuisance, health which includes fire ants, and structural which includes carpenter ants. Roaches are another common pest that becomes active in the spring. They enter homes in a variety of ways and they are nocturnal by nature. Their legs and bodies pick up germs and spread bacteria and diseases and they also can carry organisms that may cause diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid fever, and other infections. The last common pest to watch out for this spring is spiders. Most spiders in the U.S. are harmless, the black widow and brown recluse being the only two that are harmful, and are nuisance pests. However, spiders feed on insects so the presence of spiders around a home could indicate a larger pest problem.
As ants, roaches, and spiders become more active in the spring months, there are some tips homeowners can follow to help prevent these pests from invading their homes. One way to prevent pests is by removing unnecessary food and water sources and cleaning up any spilled food or drinks so pests are not attracted. Blocking entry points and sealing cracks and crevices is another way to prevent pest infestations. A final way to prevent pest infestations is to keep the outside areas near your home clean and free of heavy vegetation. Outside parts of the house such as siding and gutters should be kept clean and clear and any mulch, soil, or vegetation should be placed a short distance from the house so that it does not build up near the home and result in large insect populations. If these precautions do not prevent pests from invading your home, contact Green T Pest Control to eliminate any household infestation.Comment »