Spring is the time of year when everything comes back to life, including pests. Although it's a beautiful season, it can also be a time when bed bugs and other problems are more active. Springtime activates many pests you may not encounter during the colder months. Here are three pests you need to look out for in the spring.
1. Bed Bugs
We must put bed bugs at the top of the list of springtime pests to look out for. Even though bed bugs are active year-round, a bed bug exterminator still gets pretty busy in the spring. First, bed bugs are like other pests; mating becomes more prevalent during this season. Second, we travel more in warmer weather, so we may pick up more “hitchhiking” pests like bed bugs and bring them home.
According to Pest Central, bed bugs in the adult stage are about 1/4” to 5/8” long and up to 1/8” wide. If you suspect you have bed bugs, contact a bed bug exterminator immediately.
Mosquitos come to life in the spring. The wet springtime weather provides mosquitos with plenty of standing water to lay their eggs. Mosquitos are not just an annoyance; they can be vectors of disease too.
The best thing you can do to control mosquitos is to get ahead of the problem. Don't leave containers outdoors that can fill with water and become a breeding ground; call an exterminator that offers pest control services.
Springtime is the ant season. Ants are very active in the spring; sometimes, that takes them to your home. The wet weather often leaves ants in search of dryer surroundings. A basement or pantry is a perfect home for ants.
There are many types of ants. From Argentine ants to Fire ants, these pests can damage your home. Whether you notice an ant problem inside or outside of your home, it's best to have it taken care of as soon as possible.
Pest populations become very lively in the spring. Knowing what to look for and how to manage a pest problem is important. Whether you suspect you have bed bugs and need a bed bug exterminator or need to get rid of those pesky ants from your home, professional help is available. Call Essential Pest Control today to get your pest problem under control.