Summer-Time Pests Are Coming
Summer-time and hordes of pests go hand in hand. One reason is that warm weather causes pests to multiply much faster. For instance, the common house fly can take up to 6 weeks to grow from egg to adult fly in cool weather, but in warm weather this takes only 6 days! Many of these pests find their way into homes.
While these pests aren’t big and impressive like bears and alligators, they nevertheless cause serious damage and health problems. They also can be a nuisance and an embarrassment. Among the summer pests we encounter are cockroaches (a health hazard because of the many disease organisms they carry, and the allergies they cause) and silverfish, which eat into books, magazines, and documents. Ants are the most common summer pest, and they cause all sorts of problems. Stored food pests like flour beetles, moths, and mites spoil stored human and pet food, and rats and mice are health hazards that spoil food and leave behind their droppings, urine, and hairs.
Other pests can inflict painful or irritating stings or bites or transmit diseases, including fleas, ticks, spiders, mites, bees, wasps, bedbugs, mosquitoes and others. Some pests, like carpet beetles and clothes moths, damage clothing, rugs, and other fabrics. Carpenter ants, termites, and other pests destroy wood in our homes.
Don’t let any of these pests get the upper hand in your home! We are the area pest management experts. If you know anyone whose home is unprotected from constantly-invading pests, let them know we can help them!