With spring right around the corner, fluctuations in temperature promote rain, plant growth, new beginnings, and spring cleaning. We’re excited to finally celebrate the sun, vitamin D. While we’re enjoying the beautiful effects of spring, unfortunately, so are the pests. This is why spring pest control is very important.
Spring is fast approaching, and the spring pests are jumping (or flying) for joy. As the temperatures warm up, many pests, such as ants, mosquitos, termites, spiders, and rats, will come out of hibernation and become a nuisance. Now is the perfect time to make sure your home is pest-free for South Carolina's warmer months.
After winter, it’s important to prepare your home and combat pests proactively. Discover the most common spring pests in South Carolina, how to prevent spring pests, and how to prepare your home for a pest-free spring below.
When the sun comes out, carpenter ants seek food and shelter. These pests can cause structural damage to your home because carpenter ants make colonies in walls. Carpenter ants will travel far away from their nests to find food. If you do have an infestation, you may notice rustling sounds inside the woodwork or within the walls. You may also notice piles of wood shavings underneath wooden items.
At Biotech Pest Management, Inc., we provide expert pest control for any problem you may have with ant infestation. We can identify the problem and ensure that you get rid of all of the ants causing damage to your home. Furthermore, we can help to prevent future infestations so that you won’t have to worry about ants in the future.
Mosquito bites can be quite irritating and very itchy. However, it is not just the itch you need to worry about; mosquito-derived diseases can make you, your family, and even your pets extremely sick. Spring is the time to start combating mosquitoes and reclaim your yard! Depending on seasonal temperatures, mosquito activity can last into October. We can help with professional mosquito treatments tailored to your home or business. For more tips on how to get rid of mosquitos, check out our blog on how prepare for summer with mosquito treatments.
Termites are wood-eating insects that are known for their gluttonous appetites. The beginning of spring and after a rain is usually when termites swarm. However, not all termites swarm at the same time. In addition, termites can cause a lot of costly damage in a short amount of time. Oftentimes, these destructive creatures find a choice meal in the form of your beloved home or business.
8 SIGNS OF A TERMITE INFESTATION
Though rats are active year-round, their spring breeding is from April to June, and again in October and November. Rats can be a serious problem for both homeowners and business owners. Not only are they off-putting and disturbing animals to have crawling around your home or business, but they can also harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases.
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Spring is a spider’s favorite time of year. Although the majority of spiders native to South Carolina are harmless, the Brown Recluse and Black Widow spiders are both extremely poisonous and their bites can even be fatal. Spiders often like the cold, dark environments of basements and air vents, and will enter your home in search of prey. They often get into homes through poorly sealed windows and doors, or in boxes or other carry in containers.
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