As the spring season returns, you can finally let the spring breeze enter your home and remove the musty winter air inside. However, you must be ready for pests that thrive in this warm temperature. Here are the more common pests to watch out for in spring.
Nearly all people in Seattle have to deal with annoying ants at some point or another. Ants invade your home, especially in your kitchen, to search for water and food. They may also march into your home to seek shelter from the spring rain and the scorching heat of the sun.
Ants are absolutely the most annoying pests to deal with during spring. They contaminate your food and bite when you come close to them. Most of the time, these pests (also known as carpenter ants) do slight damage to your home when they make a very large nest in walls and ceilings.
Carpenter ants are known for their destructive habits. These ants dig into worn or aging wood and cause it to degenerate more quickly. However, these ants can’t distinguish between a dead tree and the wood in your house, making your house an appealing nesting area.
The spider’s egg sac usually gets hatched when the weather is warm. One egg sac usually consists of 100 eggs. This means 100 baby spiders that will spin a tiny line toward your home, tree, or railing.
During spring, these tiny spiders will get into your home when the weather chills for a couple of days. The most common spider that comes out in Seattle is the Hobo spider which was first identified in the 1930s. Hobo spiders have brown bodies and long legs (maybe that’s why they run fast).
A bite from this spider species may cause different reactions. In more sensitive individuals, a bite from any of these spiders can send you to the hospital. When bitten, wash the bite with soap and water, then consult a physician.
If you see a centipede inside your house, it might just be a stray. However, if you start to notice too many centipedes in your home, then it’s most likely a moisture leak in your kitchen or bathroom.
Centipedes do bite, but they’re not as deadly as you think. In more sensitive people, an allergic reaction might occur, like swelling or discomfort.
Bees become active during spring because the weather is warm and the flowers are in bloom. They want to be left alone; that’s why they usually make beehives in your backyard and in large trees. Whenever they’re disturbed, they sting.
In the event that you get stung, remove the stinger immediately and wash the affected part with soap and water. Stings are usually bothersome for a small amount of time. However, you may seek medical help if you’re allergic to bee stings.
Wasps generally have brighter yellow and black markings. Compared to bees, wasps are thinner, longer, and with a smooth body. You can usually find them around the trees, bushes, and roofs.
These insects start creating their nests during spring. If you notice a large population of wasps coming out of a particular point in your home, then there’s a high chance of a nest being made.
Other Spring Pests
Other pests that come out during spring are termites, ticks, and flies. Termites usually reside on wood, ground, and paper. Although they’re inconspicuous, they can cause damage to your infrastructure.
Ticks can be found in heavily wooded areas, like gardens, which can be annoying to your family and pets. Be careful because these pests can jump on your skin without you knowing it. Ticks are dangerous because they can poison your pets.
Flies can be bothersome because they can land on food, garbage, and animal expel. A cluster fly is a type of fly that appears to be more sluggish. They can reside in your loft, cellar, and dark empty areas.
How To Get Rid Of Spring Pests
Thinking about pest control before spring is a good way to prevent the pests out of your home. Here are control tips that you can do at home:
Eradicate Standing Water
Most pets thrive in water. Remove any leaks or stagnant water as quickly as you can. These places can be nesting area for pests.
Store Food Properly
Exposed food can attract pests, like ants and flies. We recommend that you store your food properly in sealed containers. Also, try to put a fence around your vegetable garden to keep away the pests.
Close All Possible Entryways
Gaps and crack holes in your home can be possible entry points for pests. Fill these holes with caulk to seal them effectively. And remember to place screens on your windows to keep away the flies, bees, and other pests in coming to your home.
Nothing beats spring cleaning. Clan your yard from any garbage and debris. Don’t forget the space under your porch.
If you already notice a pest infestation in your home, ask a pest control company to treat it for you. Eagle Pest Eliminators will ensure a pest-free spring for your home and business place in Seattle. We offer Green Pest Control Services that don’t harm the environment, people, and pets around you.
Our professional exterminators at EPE will start the inspection to help you determine the problem areas and access points in your home. When they have found the source of the pest problem, the exterminators will treat it with EPA-approved products to eradicate the infestation. The exterminator will schedule a follow-up visit to ensure the total eradication of the pests.
As much as possible, EPE tries not to use insecticides. We inspect your home without any charge and use the safest state-of-the-art technology to eradicate your pest issues. You have three service options: single treatment, treatment series, and periodic house inspections.
If you want to schedule an inspection, call EPE at 425-398-7365 today!