When the temperature begins to warm up, flowers bloom, the birds come out, and people begin to venture outdoors once again. But we are the only ones coming out for the spring. Unfortunately, Pests will also come out again in the springtime after a winter of hunkering down. The question is, what pests might you see in Georgia in springtime, and what can you do to keep them away from your home?
Some of the Pests you may see come out in spring could vary from ants and ant colonies to bees searching for fresh flowers and nectar to rodents like mice and rats. Whatever type of pest may make an appearance, there is no way you want it anywhere near your home causing problems such as damage to your home. Read on to find out more about Georgia pests and how to treat a pest problem.
Ants are active year-round, but in the winter, they do tend to slow down. As springtime weather comes, their activity level increases. They will be on the search for food and shelter and may even find what they are searching for in the corners of your home. Although there are many varieties of ants, the carpenter ant is the one you want to watch out for. They can cause significant damage to the structure of your home if you don’t do something about them. At the first sign of carpenter ants, be sure to call local pest control before any damage can be done. Signs of carpenter ants can include sawdust near a small opening in a wall, sounds coming from within the wall, or piles and trails of dirt.
Like carpenter ants, termites can also cause significant damage to a home. When the warm weather returns, so does a termite’s feeding frenzy. Be on the lookout for termites in spring and look for crumbling drywall, holes in the walls, termite wings left behind from shedding, or a hollow sound when you tap on walls. Act quickly if you suspect a termite infestation. It can also be helpful to have a termite inspection every so often just to make sure you don’t have these pests lurking about causing expensive damage.
Bees and Wasps
When flowers bloom, bees and wasps are sure to come around. These insects can cause fear for young ones and even pets, especially if someone is allergic to bee or wasp stings. These bugs, while a nuisance, aren’t normally aggressive. They won’t sting unless they feel threatened. So if you can avoid them, they will avoid you. If bees swarm around your home, you may want to call a professional to help remove the swarm to a safe location. But otherwise, these creatures will, in general, leave you alone.
While not an insect, these arachnids are definitely unwanted pests inside a home. Most spiders you see are harmless but do keep an eye out for brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders. If you notice signs of spiders in the home, like webs in corners or silky spider egg sacs, an expert pest control company has ways to deter spiders from wanting to come inside your home.
For more information about pest control services this spring to keep out those bugs, contact PestForce today. We can help keep your home pest free!
FAQs About Spring Pests
When Do Insects Come Out in Spring?
In general, insects can survive in temperatures that are consistently 45 degrees or higher. For this reason, the time of year that we usually see insects come out is between mid-March and early April, as the temperatures begin to warm. However, insects don’t become fully functional again until the weather reaches a solid 70 degrees.
Why Does It Seem Like There are So Many Bugs in Spring?
Spring is when insect eggs have favorable temperatures for hatching. As insects begin to stir once again during warmer weather, they will also begin to reproduce once again. In spring, they will lay eggs that will hatch. During the warmer months, pests can produce many generations of offspring, leading to an abundance of insects in spring.
How Can I Manage Insects in Spring?
There are many things you can do to try to keep your bugs pest free in spring. One thing you can do is seal up entryways to keep pests out. You can also clean up the inside and outside of your home to deter insects from finding homes with clutter. When tidying up the outside, be sure to check the gutters and tidy up the lawn as well. Sweep up any food left out and get rid of standing water. Also, be sure to get rid of any nesting areas. But if all else fails, pest control experts are here to help. Call to schedule your appointment and leave it to the professionals to keep your home pest free this spring.