Springtime is here. If you are like most of us, you are ready for warmer weather, plants and flowers growing everywhere, longer days, and springtime relaxation. But, of course, spring is not all good. Pests that may have been hibernating or in hiding over the winter come out in spring, making it difficult to enjoy the outdoors, invading our homes, and making a nuisance of themselves. Here are the pests to watch out for in the spring.
Spring is termite swarm season. Termite swarms occur when termites leave one nest to travel to another. Termite swarms may not reveal the exact location of a termite infestation. What you need to see is where the termites are leaving, as well as where they appear to settle. However, if you have termites on your property or notice termite swarms on nearby properties, it can mean that you have a termite problem. A thorough termite inspection will help you detect whether you have termites and let you set up an extermination plan to protect your property.
Fleas and Ticks
If you have pets, you know that spring can be a horrible time for fleas and ticks. These pests are parasites that survive off of the blood of host animals, such as pet dogs and cats. They will also bite you. While their bites may be a nuisance, especially for pets with flea allergies, the real problem is that they can carry diseases. The best way to avoid a flea and tick problem is to get ahead of it. Treat your lawn for fleas and ticks and use preventative medications on your pets. Remember to use insect repellants if you are in woody areas and check for ticks when you come inside.
Hornets and Wasps
We love pollinators. They help everything grow and are responsible for some of the beautiful flowers of spring. However, some pollinators, like hornets and wasps, can pose real problems if they nest too close to your home. They can be very aggressive, and their stings are painful to many. For people who are allergic to hornets or wasps, those stings can even be deadly.
Mozzies may not look like the most dangerous pest out there, but social scientists say that they are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal. In fact, they continue to carry a number of diseases that can make people very sick and even kill them. Even regular mozzies are a nuisance and can turn a night outside into dozens of itchy, swollen welts.
Do not let spring pests keep you from enjoying the season
Instead, contact Flick and ask about our constant home protection plans. We offer a variety of different plans designed to help keep your home and yard pest-free.
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