Hot, cold, rainy, humid, or just right, there’s a pest for every climate, weather condition, and season. When weather conditions and climate change, so do the pests eagerly seeking shelter and food from your home. To keep your place pest-free, it’s important that you know which pests threaten your livelihood during each season. Use the following information as a reference.
After a dreary winter cooped up inside, pests come out to play during the warmer temperatures of the spring. Food and water are the two things on the mind of pests that have been trapped all winter long. That means they’ll likely attempt entry into your home. Pests to watch for during the spring include ants, bed bugs, mosquitoes, termites, flies, gnats, and spiders.
FYI: Termites mate during the spring. Flies reach maturity during the spring. Spiders become active during the spring.
Summer is the season most humans are active outdoors. Pests mature during the summer and generally pose less threat to humans. Even still, several pests are known to disturb us when the weather is its most hot and humid, so you should protect yourself against them. Mosquitoes are the most common summer pest. Bees and wasps are common during the summer, and you will likely see ants, flies, and may experience termite infestations.
When the weather begins to cool down, pests seek shelter inside homes. You may find rodents become just as problematic as pests once the temperature outside drops. Common fall pests to look out for include cockroaches, spiders, fleas, and rodents like mice.
Not every insect hibernates during the winter. Be wary of critters like cockroaches and rodents, which seek warmth in your home when it is cold outside. Bed bugs are active year-round but seem to cause bigger problems during the winter months.
Southern Pride Pest Control is a full-service pest control company headquartered in Muscle Shoals, AL. SPPC specializes in pest control and prevention services, including termite control, rodent control, bed bug control, ant control, and mosquito control, and can even help with moisture control around your residence or commercial property. Established in 2010, Southern Pride Pest Control is a reliable source of quality pest-management solutions delivered by a team you can trust.
Call us today for any of your pest control needs.