Pests to Watch Out For this Spring
As spring arrives, it brings with it an increase in temperatures and precipitation, making it the perfect time for many pests to emerge from their winter hiding places. It’s important to take steps to prevent and control these pests to keep your home and property safe and healthy.
That being said, pest control becomes crucial to protecting your living spaces and avoiding damage to your property. By taking preventive measures and seeking professional help when necessary, you can keep your home pest-free and enjoy the beauty of the season without the worry of unwanted visitors:
Fleas are small, wingless parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. They thrive in warm and humid conditions, which makes spring a prime time for infestations as the weather gets warmer and there is more moisture in the air. Fleas can be brought into the home on the fur of pets that spend time outdoors, and once inside, they can quickly reproduce and spread throughout the home.
Pets that are infested with fleas will often experience discomfort, itching, and skin irritation from flea bites. In addition, fleas can transmit diseases such as cat scratch fever and tapeworms to both pets and humans. It’s important to take preventive measures to reduce the risk of flea infestations, such as regularly washing and grooming pets and vacuuming frequently to remove any fleas or eggs that may be present in the home.
Mosquitoes are small, flying insects that are common during the spring and summer months. As the weather warms up and there is more rain, standing water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes since they require water to lay eggs and complete their life cycle. An easy solution would be eliminating standing water is a key step in preventing mosquito infestations.
They are not just a nuisance, but also a health concern. They can carry a variety of diseases, may cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals, leading to swelling, itching, and discomfort.
Ticks are small, blood-sucking parasites that are common during the spring and summer months. They can be found in wooded areas, tall grasses, and shrubs where they wait for a host to pass by. Ticks are more active in the spring as temperatures warm up, and they can attach to humans and pets, feeding on their blood and potentially transmitting diseases.
Ticks are known to transmit a variety of diseases and can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, and in severe cases, neurological problems.
Bed bugs are small, flat, reddish-brown insects that are a common household pest. Though they’re around all year round, they become more active in the spring as people begin to travel and stay in hotels, they can be brought into homes on clothing, luggage, and other personal belongings, making it important to inspect items carefully before bringing them inside to avoid the risk of infestations.
Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans and animals and can cause bites, itchiness, and discomfort. They are hard to find and eliminate because they are small, can hide in cracks and crevices, and can survive for long periods of time without feeding.
Cockroaches are a another common household pest to watch our for this Spring. They are known to thrive in warm and humid conditions, making them a problem for many homeowners. Cockroaches can be found in many different environments, including kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
Cockroaches are attracted to food and can spread bacteria and disease. They are known to carry many types of harmful bacteria and cause illness in humans. Cockroach droppings and shed skin can also trigger allergies and asthma symptoms in some people.
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If you suspect that you have a pest problem, it’s best to contact a licensed pest control professional who can help identify the pest and recommend appropriate treatments.
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