Spring is a season of renewal and fresh beginnings. However, there are a few more seasonal pests that could cause major damage to your home or business now. The following is a list of various pests you could encounter in the spring, with advice on how to avoid them:
Ticks are the most common pest in the United States. These blood-sucking arachnids can transmit diseases to humans, pets, and livestock.
Ticks that live on mammals love nothing more than a good meal of their blood until they’re full. After that, they burrow into their skin and lay eggs there. These larvae hatch out of their eggs and then start chowing down on their hosts’ blood! It’s really tough for ticks to get rid of them once they’ve attached themselves.
Ticks love moisture and humidity, so they often take cover in woods or grassy fields during inclement weather conditions. Watch out for wooded areas during springtime – they’re extra humid compared to other types of areas. This lasts for most of the day and night when temperatures are above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius).
Mosquitos are a common seasonal pest that can be annoying. Mosquito repellents like DEET or permethrin are effective at keeping mosquitoes away, but they can irritate your skin and make you sick if you get too much of them on you. If you don’t want to use chemical repellents, there are many other ways to keep mosquitoes away from your home. You could try using mosquito traps with carbon dioxide as the attractant; these traps need to be placed near water sources where mosquitoes usually breed (such as puddles). The CO2 will attract them in large numbers when they’re looking for food and then release them into an enclosed area where they cannot escape—the trapped pests die quickly!
A tiny, black and yellow insect known as a “green wasp” is visible in the spring. They use nectar from flowers and other plants to survive. For instance, the female wasp deposits her eggs in the host plant’s blooms or fruit. After approximately two weeks, the eggs hatch into larvae that feed on the host plant until they become full adults (the process takes about a month).
You must use an insecticide spray made expressly for this purpose to get rid of green wasps. Most brands have instructions printed immediately on their box so you can determine how much product is required each application date depending on the pests they have been created to eliminate beforehand.
Stored Product Pests
Stored product pests are those pesky bugs you might find in your pantry or cupboard. They like to eat food products that have high sugar content, such as cereals and cookies. They also like dried fruits and fruit snacks. The good news? These pests can be easily controlled by simply keeping your stored foods out of sight until you’re ready to eat them!
Wolf spiders are pretty common in the United States, and they can be found in most parts of the country. They’re small (about 1/2 inch) and brown or gray with eight legs. The females have a body shape similar to that of a wolf, while males are more slender with less-defined markings on their bodies.
They aren’t poisonous, but if you do come across one that has bitten you—or if you’re handling one when it bites—seek medical attention right away.
Carpenter ants are the largest of all carpenter ants. Their bodies are black and their mandibles are large, making them easy to identify. They will also be attracted to damp wood, which is why they’re so common during springtime in homes with leaky roofs or siding problems.
The best way to prevent carpenter ant infestations is by taking steps such as sealing any cracks and crevices where moisture can accumulate, keeping your home clean and dry at all times (especially around plumbing), vacuuming regularly, and using pesticides according to label instructions as directed by your local pest control professional.
Box Elder Bug
Insects called box elder bugs are widespread throughout eastern and central America. They will eat various plants in addition to box elder trees, where they are frequently seen. Box elder bugs have two long hind legs and a brownish-red body with black patterns. When they encounter predators or prey, they leap using their long legs (like you).
What exactly is so terrible about these vile little critters, you ask? Well, if you don’t deal with them quickly enough, they’ll infect your entire garden!
Pesticide sprays, which can be obtained at most home improvement stores or internet sellers, are the simplest approach to get rid of these pests.
Small insects known as bed bugs consume both human and animal blood for food. They spend the day hiding away in cracks and crevices, but at night they emerge to hunt for food. Although they may go for several months without eating, bed bugs must eat at least once each week to be alive over the long run.
Bed bug bites may resemble mosquito bites or other insect bites (such as flea bites), but they are really caused by the Cimex lectularius, a completely distinct type of insect (bed bug).
No Place For Pests
Pests are any animals or insects that are considered to be an annoyance or a problem in your home. They might harm your house and health, endanger your family and pets, or both. If pests come into touch with people, animals, or food goods, they may transmit illness. Now that you are aware of the bugs to avoid this spring. Keep an eye out for pest concerns and take precautions to safeguard your property.