Spring Pests to Watch Out For and Tips to Keep Them Away

February 22, 2023

Now is the best time to pay closer attention to your surroundings, especially since spring is just around the corner! Many pests love to come out and enjoy the season as much as you do. But their presence can bring chaos into your home. Here are common rodents or pests to watch out for this spring.

Moisture Ants

Moisture ants are attracted to moist areas. When found inside your home, a moisture ant infestation can be an early sign of water and plumbing issues in your property.

Because of their attraction to moisture and wet wood, be sure to fix any leaks around your home or business to help prevent moisture ants. Repair any water-damaged, moist, or rotting wood within the structure of your property to eliminate any potential nesting areas.

Yard Moles and Voles

Moles and voles may seem harmless, but they can cause a lot of structural damage to your home if left unattended because of the tunnels they burrow through yards.

It’s quite hard to deal with moles and voles, imagine a real-life game of whack-a-mole. In fact, they are one of the most destructive pests you can have in your yard, which is why it’s important to take extra precautions to keep them out. You can do this by minimizing their food source (insects and earthworms) and installing fencing that is partially underground around the perimeter of your yard.


It can be really worrying to find webs around your home, let alone see those creepy crawlies face-to-face. Though seeing a spider isn’t necessarily a danger, the risk of infestation is really high since one spider can give birth to up to 2,000 spiders.

Spiders are inherently evasive and want to remain hidden. They conceal themselves in dim, quiet areas such around attics and basements, beneath mattresses, and small closets. Our licensed pest control technicians can identify the type of spider and successfully destroy any webs or nests that may be hiding in hard-to-reach places.

Rats and Mice

Rats are one of the most disgusting pests since they’re known for living in sewer tunnels and subway systems, scavenging food from the trash. They will eat whatever they can, which means they can survive on anything – even human refuse. Some species are known to be able to burrow underground.

Rats and mice feed on the same food sources as humans and may potentially contaminate our food supply or storage with their waste products in the process. They are also known to be able to gnaw on anything with their incisors which can cause serious structural damage.


Termites are one of the most damaging pests you may have in your house. They gain access to your home’s framework and eat the wood there, are extremely difficult to eradicate, and have a high rate of population growth. Termites swarm at various periods of the year, with spring being the most common season, frequently on a warm day after rain.

Taking precautions now before spring arrives can help you avoid an infestation in the future. Precautions like storing firewood off the ground and away from your home’s walls, repairing leaks and other sources of moisture, trimming your foliage and sealing any possible entry points. 

If you notice any signs of infestation, or would just like to make sure they stay out, you can give our professional pest control technicians a call so they can assess your home and ensure your home can be shielded from these unwanted invaders.

Protect Your Home. Call Sunrise Pest Management.

Get a free, no-obligation quote! We offer personalized service for every customer’s home or business. Sunrise Pest Management is your source of professional pest control services for any pest problem in Port Townsend, Bremerton, Grays Harbor, Washington, and surrounding areas like Jefferson, Kitsap, Bellevue, Aberdeen, Mason, and more. Call us now and start living a stress-free life in a pest-free home.