Many people don’t start thinking about pest control until summer when the pest population has already gotten out of hand. The fact is, spring is a great time to start treating for pests. The warming temperatures and increased moisture levels signal pests to come out of hibernation or hatch from eggs. This creates a lot of pest activity in the spring. Taking care of the pests around your home now will help you avoid large populations and infestations when hot weather hits.
Common Spring Pests in the Midwest
Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures in the world when it comes to the number of deaths associated with them. In our area, we are seeing major increases in some serious mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and West Nile. Take steps now to prevent mosquitoes in your own yard. The most important thing you can do is make sure that there is no standing water around your property. Depending on if you have artificial grass or a regular yard, there may be other issues lurking below the surface.
Ants are particularly active in the spring and summer. They enter homes seeking food and shelter from the rains. Keeping your home clean and tidy to avoid crumbs is a great way to prevent ants, but perimeter treatments can also serve as your first line of defense.
Cockroaches start multiplying quickly during the spring and summer. Cockroaches are particularly unsanitary critters and can spread germs and diseases throughout your home. Cockroaches are attracted by food particles, but they are also very attracted to moisture. Help prevent cockroaches by fixing leaky pipes and faucets and eliminating other sources of moisture around your property.
Since termites typically live underground or deep inside homes, they are rarely seen. Springtime is an exception to that. Reproductive termites, called alates, emerge during the spring for the nuptial flight. These swarming termites will find a place to nest, mate, and then start their own colony. Termite swarms are often seen in the evenings and after rainstorms and can be a sign of a termite infestation nearby.
Best Exterminators in Tulsa
If you want to get a jump on the bugs this year and make sure that your home is protected, contact Midwest Pest Control. Our technicians will perform an inspection of your home and teach you some preventative strategies. We can then recommend solutions and carry out treatment plans. With regular pest control treatments, you can avoid major problems and infestations. You can be confident in our services because we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For spring pest control, Midwest Pest Control is your best bet.