What’s your favorite season? Whether you love the snowy cold in winter or the heat of summer, pests are always around to ruin the feel-good seasonal fun. Mosquitos are sure to show up every summer, for example, and once the temperatures drop, mice see your home as a cozy, warm hotel with plenty of food.
The weather and temperature are big factors that affect pest activity in your home or business. Landscaping can also affect pests, too. Learn more about seasonal pests so you can better protect your home or business.
Let’s start with our current season: winter. Expect rodents, cockroaches, greenflies, blackflies and pharaoh ants to crawl inside to survive winter’s harsh temperatures.
Insects really start buzzing in the spring as the temperatures rise. Look out for spiders, ladybugs, gnats, ants, carpenter bees, termites and flies.
During the summertime, look out for pests whose bites or stings can be itchy or, at worst, can really hurt! Bees, wasps, yellow jackets, fire ants and mosquitos love the summertime. Crickets and cockroaches love the warm weather, too. Be sure to protect your pets and home from fleas and ticks, which really thrive in the summer.
As temperatures cool off in the fall, rodents like mice and bugs like ants, ladybugs and box elder bugs may move inside to find warmth.
Bugs and rodents are annoying, but they can also cause property damage and health problems. If you’re a gardener, you know that pests can also damage your plants.
Ready to kick these pests out? Don’t risk using at-home methods that may be ineffective, dangerous to your (or your pets’) health, and could prolong the problem. Give us a call at (434) 322-PEST or contact us on our website to get your pest problems solved.