As spring approaches, signs of new life are everywhere you look. It is exciting to be able to get outside again to enjoy the warm sunshine. With the warm weather, you don’t just start to see the flowers pop around the area, pests are going to start to stir as well when the temperature rises. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control spotlight some of the most common spring pests you may see and how you can avoid them in your home.
Do Ticks Emerge in Spring?
There are many different tick species out there, but these blood-sucking arachnids carry some serious illnesses. Lyme disease is among the most serious disease that they carry and can have some life-long side effects. The best way to avoid a bite from these pests is to wear protective clothing. They aren’t able to bite if they can’t find your skin. You can also wear repellents that contain DEET in them as ticks do not like it. BiteBlocker is another alternative if you are worried about the amount of chemicals in DEET
Why are there So Many Flies in the Spring?
Flies are a nuisance to most households. Not only do they buzz around your head and disappear when you have the means to get rid of it, they can carry diseases that are transmitted to the objects they land on, including food. Some flies, like horse flies even leave behind a painful bite. To avoid flies, is to ensure there is no way they can get into your home. Seal off any cracks around windows and doors as well as fixing any holes in your window or door screens. Flies are often attracted to rotten food, so disposing of your trash properly is another way to avoid attracting flies.
Do Bees & Wasps Come Out in Spring?
When it comes to bees and wasps, their stings are very different. Bees will only sting you one time before they lose their stinger and die. Usually the stinger is left in your skin and needs to be removed by scraping the skin with a credit card or something similar. Wasps, on the other hand, can sting several times until they feel the threat is gone. They both have different venom and a person can be allergic to one and not the other as well. To avoid bees and wasps, avoid wearing sweet smelling perfume or cologne, don’t wear floral prints and don’t leave sugary drinks and food sitting out for long periods of time. If you see the nest of a bee or wasp on your property, it will need to be dealt with, but should be left to professionals that know what they are doing.
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These pests are a nuisance and some pose serious threats. If you see any of these insects this spring as well as other spring pests such as ants, termites or mosquitoes; it is wise to call a professional pest control company like A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to come and take care of them. With the experience and training of professionals, you will find we have the ability to get rid of any pest problem you may have, big or small.