It’s that time of year again when the world wakes up from its slumber. Color comes back into the world, the trees and flowers come alive and the weather warms up. Along with everything else coming back, so do the pests. Here are the top 5 pests you should be looking out for this spring:
Although these insects are great for the environment, they have a tendency to scare off some people. Once the spring comes around, so do bees. They start building their nests as soon as the weather gets warm, right when the rest of the world wakes up. Many people are afraid of bees because of their stinger. With their sting comes about 50 micrograms of venom, which could be deadly for some people.
If you want to keep these pests far from you once the warm weather comes around, avoid wearing perfume and bright colors, which attracts bees because of the similarity to flowers. If one happens to land on you, remain calm and don’t swat it away. The more calm you are, the better your chances are of not getting stung. If their nest is affecting your family or built a nest outside your home, contact a pest control professional like UltraPro Pest Protection to relocate the nest.
No one likes when mosquitoes crash the party. They never seem to keep to themselves. Instead, they have bite everyone around, leaving itchy, red bumps all over everyone. Mosquitoes also carry diseases like the Zika virus and West Nile virus, which could end up being deadly.
The best way to keep them away from you is to use insect repellent. It is not the best way to keep them away, but it will definitely limit the amount of bites you find later on. Using other types of repellent like insect candles will keep them away from the party.
These are the little pests that sneak into your home when you least expect it. Sneaking in through small crevices around the perimeter of your home, ants come in by the thousands, making your home theirs, too. They will find their way into all of your food and just being an overall nuisance.
No matter the amount you find in your home, you want to call a pest control professional like UltraPro Pest Protection. They will be able to find all the crevices where these pests are coming in and seal them before any more make their way in your home. Also, they will be able to safely exterminate the ants and keep them out of your house for good.
Ticks always make their presence known every spring. While you want to have some fun in the sun, they want to attach to grab on and feed on you. These pests spread diseases like Lyme disease, which could be very costly to your health. They do not only attach to humans, but ticks also will find their way onto the family pets.
In order to protect the whole family from ticks, you need to watch what you are wearing when you go outside. Insect repellents may help, but the best measure would be to keep skin and hair covered as much as possible. Ticks only attach to the skin, so if it remains covered, the odds of you getting a tick are slim to none. For your pets, constantly check them to make sure no ticks latched on, especially for your pets with long fur.
You might open the window for five minutes to let some fresh air in, and the next thing you know, there are tons of flies in your home. They sneak in without you even realizing it. Flies will rest on your food, leaving remains behind that could potentially lead to over 100 different diseases.
If flies are taking over your home, it might be time to call in a pest control professional like UltraPro Pest Protection. They can bring in fly traps and use different pesticides to get rid of these pests without making your home a war zone. With their help, you will be able to live without these pests taking over your life.
There are many pests that come alive once spring rolls around, so make sure you are prepared. If any of these pests make their presence known in your home, call a professional to manage the problem before it’s too late.