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Ants

Bed Bugs

Cockroachs

Mosquitos

Rodents

Spiders

Termites

Wasps/Bees

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Ants

They come in hundreds and produce into the thousands… Ant infestations are a real problem and depending on the type of ants you have, the damage to your home may vary.

Argentine Ant

Carpenter Ant

Oderous Ant

Pavement Ant

Once bed bugs get into your home they can quickly take control. A female bed bug can lay 500 eggs in six months, leading to rapid infestations. Bed Bugs are almost impossible to spot and may make you feel like you are going insane. If you start seeing tiny red blood stains on your sheets, it is likely they were crushed and it could be a sign of infestation.

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, roaming and flying around at night. They are on the hunt for areas they can nest that are damp and warm, and are also on the prowl for food sources. Once they find a comfortable spot to inhabit, like your home, they reproduce very rapidly.

American Roaches

German Cockroach

Oriental Roaches

The mosquito has a very bad reputation, but for good reason. It is one of the biggest killers on the planet. With a single bite, a mosquito can cause great epidemics – spreading several devastating diseases including (but not limited to): West Nile Virus, Malaria, Chikungunya, and even Heartworm in pets.

Mosquitos

Mosquitos

Rodents

Rodents are a major pest problem. They harbor pathogens and can cause significant damage to your home. If you let a rodent infestation get out of hand, it is damaging to your health and will make a dent in your wallet.

House Mouse

Norway rat

Roof Rat

These creepy eight-legged creatures are a massive problem when they inhabit your space. Spiders like dark, hidden places to make their home and can be found under clothes, in corners, or behind boxes in your home. Female spiders lay egg sacs throughout the year and, when the eggs hatch, the spiders are spread out by the wind. Its important to stop these arachnid invaders quickly!

Black Widow

Brown Reculse

Cellar Spider

Garden Spider

House Spider

Wolf Spider

Spiders

Termites

Termites are extremely destructive and are well known for wreaking havoc on people’s homes.

Drywood Termites

Formosan Termites

Subterranean Termites

Wasps and bees live in hierarchal societies. Wasp queens search for a place to build the swarm nest and then begin building the nest. Once the nest is established, there can be up to 700 worker wasps buzzing around your house.

Carpenter Bee

Honey Bee

Hornet

Paper Wasps

Yellow Jackets

Wasps

Other?

Box Elder

Centipede

Cricket

Flea

Millipede

Silverfish

Stink Bugs

Tick

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Understanding the Seasons

Weather has a profound effect on pest life cycle. Most pests, rodents and insects breed aggressively during spring and go through periods of hibernation during autumn and winter.

When the weather slowly begins to heat up, pests start to get more active after having stayed dormant over the colder winter months.

  • Birds often start to find mates and start building their nests.
  • Moths which consumer leaves usually become active again.
  • Flies often emerge from their winter hibernation places and start to breed and spread out.
  • Squirrels also spend the winter in hibernation. When spring approaches these creatures start looking for a new home. This is usually the time when they make their way into lofts and other spaces.

Summer is arguably the best season for pests. It is the time when they are in full swing and breed as rapidly as they can. Wasps are one of the most common summer pests followed by flies and rodents. Many a summer picnics and BBQs have been ruined by the ‘home invasion’ of these pests.

  • Wasps build their nesting grounds and lay their eggs during this time. Although the creatures are not directly harmful, they can be very aggressive and territorial at this time of the year, because they’re at their strongest.
  • The number of fleas also multiplies. Since pets spend more time outdoors during summer, they are more likely to bring the pests back indoors with them.
  • Bees are also more active during summer as they go out to gather nectar. Many times, homeowners find a new beehive in their garden and require pest control to take care of it. Because of their sting, bees are more dangerous than some of the other pests and you should call our professional service to get rid of them.
  • Moths and flies usually start to multiply significantly during summer.
  • Ants begin to swarm to find new mates and start new colonies during summer.
  • Cockroaches become very noticeable in the summer, especially in the kitchen and toilets. This is due to the hotter temperatures and stronger smells.
  • Bedbugs are also very active in the summer.

Autumn is the month when things start to get cooler. The number of pests starts to dwindle as they begin to slow down their breeding activities.

  • Wasps start becoming dozy and docile. You may find them buzzing around occasionally as if they are drunk. This is usually the end-time for their life.
  • Spiders in particular are more active at this time of the year.
  • Squirrels will gather their food and start to look for shelter.
  • The second breeding phase for flies begins. These pests remain active during the season.
  • Rodents also become more active. Due to the approaching cold, rodents usually find shelter inside homes in the loft or inside walls.

The coldest months are when pests seek out warmth and shelter. You will find a number of insects especially rodents and lizards make their way inside your home.

  • Spiders come into our homes to escape the web-destroying frosts.
  • Rodents move indoors to escape the cold, increasing infestations.
  • In many cases, homeowners find squirrels nesting in lofts when they go to get their Christmas decorations.

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