Spring is known for sunny weather and beautiful flowers, but the pest control industry considers it to be the start of pest season. Pests such as termites, mosquitoes, ants, cockroaches, ticks, and fleas are responsible for a majority or infestations during this time. As the weather begins to warm up and it rains more, these pests emerge from their hiding places – ready to mate and form new colonies.
Termites are attracted to wood, especially water damaged wood. Termite colonies are known to target weak areas of decks and other parts of your home. Inspect the exterior of your home for any wet, rotted, or discolored wood and repair immediately.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water and these eggs become adult mosquitoes within a week. Mosquitoes are well adapted to water and can even fly in the rain, unlike other insects. To reduce mosquitoes, get rid of any standing water in or around your house.
Ant tunnels are built underground and when it rains heavily, their nests get flooded. Ants look for higher ground during this time and they may take up residence in your home.
Cockroaches live in wet environments like drains, pipes, and sewers during winter. When these places are flooded with rain water, they may move into your home as well. To prevent ants and cockroaches from getting into and staying in your home, seal any cracks or crevices and keep your home free of crumbs or open food sources.
Ticks and fleas love humid weather and you are likely to find lots of them after a period of heavy rain. The best way to prevent these pests from getting into your home is by inspecting yourself and your pet after time outside.
If you suspect there might be an infestation in your home, do not panic. Get in touch with a professional pest control company right away. At JDC Pest Control, our pest technicians are highly trained and fully licensed. Our pest control services include inspections and treatments for a variety of pests, fungus treatments, and crawl space encapsulation. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and are committed to providing excellent service to the middle Tennessee area. Contact us today at (615) 848-0025 for more information on our services.