What Pests are Common in Spring?

The weather conditions are improving and people are thinking about gardening, outdoor sports, and more. People certainly love warmer weather, but pests do, too. As the seasons change, pests start emerging from their hiding places and start to search for food, water, and better shelter. They may even find their way into your home. Below, one of our pest professionals outlines the most common spring pests, and how you can keep them at bay.

Common Spring Pests

Many different types of pests start emerging in Idaho during the spring months. The most common of them are as follows:

  • Ants: Ants use the warm spring weather to emerge from their colonies and search for food. As they do, they often end up in people’s homes. The majority of ant species do not carry disease, but there are some, such as the Pharaoh ant, that do.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are known hitchhikers and due to the fact that they often live in people’s homes, they can cause problems all year long. However, people often donate used furniture and clothing after they do their big spring clean, which can cause infestations to spread from one home to another.
  • Cockroaches: Cockroaches require humid and warm environments to survive, which makes springtime one of the best times of the year for them. They are most often found in dark areas of showers, sinks, and room corners. Cockroaches do not bite people, but they do carry diseases that can be very harmful to a person’s health.
  • Termites: Termites live underground over the winter months. In the spring, they emerge from these places and earnestly search for food. Termites do not pose a serious health threat, but they cause an immense amount of property damage.
  • Mosquitoes: Spring often brings heavy rains and this makes the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, who need just a few tablespoons of water to breed offspring.

How to Prevent Spring Pests

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Spring is often thought of as a time to start anew, but this does not mean you want to invite pests into your home. The best way to keep your property pest-free is to make sure it is always clean. Garbage provides a food source for pests, and clutter can provide them with the best place to form their nest and hide. Leaky faucets and pipes that are not repaired can also provide pests with the water source they need to survive.

Pests can also make their way into your home using the smallest cracks and gaps. Seal these using caulk or weatherproofing to make sure pests cannot make their way inside.

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If you have a pest control problem, or you want to prevent one, our Idaho pest control professionals at Pestcom Pest Management have the solutions you need. Call us now at (986) 214-0953 or fill out our online form to schedule a free pest control inspection and to learn more about how we can help protect your property and family.

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