With the summer comes great times. Outdoor activities are in full swing, people are soaking in some sunshine, days are longer, vacations are planned, and the summer adventures are beginning. But with so much enchantment, one should expect a little bit of unpleasant setbacks. That’s where the Texas pests of summer come out to throw some flies in the ointment, pun completely intended.
A Five Star Termite & Pest Control share some informative tips about summer pests
House Flies: Where there are several species of flies more active in the summer, house flies are the most common found in your home. House flies don’t bite humans, but their presence is more than a nuisance. House flies can spread diseases and bacteria in addition to their annoying habits. They contaminate any food or surfaces they encounter, and once they weasel their way into your home, the flies seem endless.
Brown Recluse Spiders: Brown recluse spiders are brown with a distinctive violin-shape marking on their backs. They are one of the few venomous spiders, though very few incidences are fatal. In the fatalities documented due to the bite of a brown recluse spider, most of them were children under the age of seven. They are not aggressive, but will bite out of fear if they feel they are being threatened. If they wander into your home, they seek dark, dry and undisturbed environments. They may seem more active in the summer after the spring cleaning disturbances or areas not typically encountered.
Termites: Termites are very destructive. They consume wood and cellulose materials and have been known to cause millions of dollars worth of damage a year throughout the country. Though termites are never dormant, they are more notably seen in the summer months. In the summer, the swarmers or termites capable of reproduction, will leave the colony with the use of their wings, and find new colonies to build. When they find their preferred spot, they will shed their wings and begin forming a new colony. If you spy swarmers, it indicates there is another colony not too far away, and you need professional help as soon as possible to cease the termite damage.
Fire ants: Fire ants favor warm and sunny conditions, which are abundant during Texas summers. They are usually found out in the yard, creating large mounds with wild activity. If fire ants show up in your home, it is usually in an attempt to locate food. Fire ants eat nearly anything, from veggies to fruits, to meats and sweets and even greasy foods. They will also feast on other insects and animals. Fire ants are very aggressive in protecting their nests, and will bite repeatedly causing fierce stabs. Though their bites can cause an initial feeling of pain, and are sometimes accompanied by a stinging itch, they are not venomous. However, like a bee sting, some people can be allergic and allergies can vary from mild, to moderate to severe. If you suspect an allergic reaction, play it safe and seek medical treatment.
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No matter the types of summer pests plaguing your home or yard, A Five Star Termite and Pest Control can rescue the day and exterminate any infestation you might discover. With our regular maintenance routine, we can also greatly minimize the pests invading your home. Call us today!